[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of Justice Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)






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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

8 CFR Ch. I and V

21 CFR Ch. I

27 CFR Ch. II

28 CFR Ch. I

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice is publishing its spring 2003 
regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
5 U.S.C. sections 601-612 (1988).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 7236, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514-8059.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) 
requires that, each year, the Department publish a list of those 
regulations that have a significant economic impact upon a substantial 
number of small entities and are to be reviewed under section 610 of 
the Act during the succeeding 12 months. This edition of the 
Department's unified agenda includes three regulations requiring such a 
review: ``Commerce in Explosives (Including Explosives in the Fireworks 
Industry)'' (RIN 1140-AA01); ``Nondiscrimination on the Basis of 
Disability in Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities'' (RIN 
1190-AA44); and ``Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State 
and Local Government Services'' (RIN 1190-AA46). In accordance with the 
RFA, comments are specifically invited on these regulations. Those 
comments should be addressed to the contact persons listed in the 
entries for these items.

Dated: April 9. 2003.

 Viet D. Dinh,

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy.

                                     Bureau of Prisons--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1636        Release of Information..............................................................     1120-AA96
1637        Drug Abuse Treatment Program: Subpart Revision and Clarification....................     1120-AB07
1638        Good Conduct Time: Aliens With Confirmed Orders of Deportation, Exclusion, or            1120-AB12
            Removal.............................................................................
1639        Civil Contempt of Court Commitments: Revision To Accommodate Commitments Under the       1120-AB13
            DC Code.............................................................................
1640        Inmate Discipline--Subpart Revision.................................................     1120-AB18
1641        Administrative Safeguards for Psychiatric Treatment and Medication..................     1120-AB20
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                                       Bureau of Prisons--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1642        Intensive Confinement Centers.......................................................     1120-AA11
1643        Postsecondary Education Programs....................................................     1120-AA25
1644        Literacy Program....................................................................     1120-AA33
1645        Telephone Regulations and Inmate Financial Responsibility...........................     1120-AA39
1646        Telephone Regulations and Inmate Financial Responsibility...........................     1120-AA49
1647        Good Conduct Time...................................................................     1120-AA62
1648        Designation of Offenses Subject to Sex Offender Release Notification................     1120-AA85
1649        Inmate Commissary Account Deposit Procedures........................................     1120-AA86
1650        Drug Abuse Treatment Programs: Disincentives and Enhanced Incentives................     1120-AA88
1651        Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, Inmate Work Areas, and Persons Other Than            1120-AA90
            Inmates: Electronic Devices.........................................................
1652        Occupational Educational Programs...................................................     1120-AA92
1653        Drug Testing Program................................................................     1120-AA95
1654        Correspondence: Inspection of Outgoing General Correspondence.......................     1120-AA98
1655        Release Gratuities, Transportation, and Clothing: Aliens............................     1120-AA99
1656        Infectious Disease Management.......................................................     1120-AB03
1657        Religious Beliefs and Practices: Nomenclature Change................................     1120-AB04
1658        District of Columbia Educational Good Time Credit...................................     1120-AB05
1659        Suicide Prevention Program..........................................................     1120-AB06
1660        National Security; Prevention of Acts of Violence and Terrorism.....................     1120-AB08
1661        District of Columbia Youth Rehabilitation Act (DCYRA) Sentences: No Further Benefit      1120-AB09
            Determinations......................................................................
1662        Inmate Fees for Health Care Services................................................     1120-AB11
1663        Central Inmate Monitoring (CIM) System: Streamlining Rules..........................     1120-AB14
1664        Comments on UNICOR Business Operations: Clarification of Addresses..................     1120-AB15
1665        Admission and Orientation Program: Removal From Rules...............................     1120-AB16

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1666        Bureau of Prisons Emergencies.......................................................     1120-AB17
1667        Clarifying of Release Gratuities--Release Transportation Regulations To More Closely     1120-AB21
            Conform to Statutory Provisions.....................................................
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                                      Bureau of Prisons--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1668        Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications..................................................     1120-AA81
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                                      Bureau of Prisons--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1669        Volunteer Community Service Projects................................................     1120-AA03
1670        Incoming Publications...............................................................     1120-AA15
1671        Incoming Publications: Nudity and Sexually Explicit Material or Information.........     1120-AA59
1672        Visiting Regulations: Prior Relationship............................................     1120-AA77
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                                   Civil Rights Division--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1673        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Public Accommodations and Commercial     1190-AA44
            Facilities (Section 610 Review).....................................................
1674        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services      1190-AA46
            (Section 610 Review)................................................................
1675        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services;     1190-AA47
            Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Accessibility Standards; Recreation
            Facilities..........................................................................
1676        American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 Complaint Process....     1190-AA48
1677        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State or Local Government                1190-AA50
            Facilities; Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Accessibility
            Standards; Play Areas...............................................................
1678        Amendments to Procedures Advising States and Political Subdivisions Specially            1190-AA51
            Covered Under the Voting Rights Act How To Seek Preclearance From the Attorney
            General of Proposed Voting Changes..................................................
1679        Amendments to Coordination of Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted     1190-AA52
            Programs; Implementation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504
            of the Rehabilitation Act 1973......................................................
1680        Procedures To Review Police Departments for a Pattern or Practice of Conduct That        1190-AA53
            Deprives Persons of Rights, Privileges, or Immunities Secured or Protected by the
            Constitution or Laws of the U.S.....................................................
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                                     Civil Rights Division--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1681        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     1190-AA49
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
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                    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1682        27 CFR 178 Implementation of Pub. L. 105-277, Making Omnibus Consolidated and            1140-AA07
            Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for FY 1999, Relating to the Permanent
            Provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.............................
1683        27 CFR 178 Implementation of Public Law 105-277 Relating to Secure Gun Storage......     1140-AA10
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                     Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1684        Implementation of the Safe Explosives Act, Title XI, Subtitle C of Public Law 107-       1140-AA00
            296.................................................................................
1685        27 CFR 55 Commerce in Explosives (Including Explosives in the Fireworks Industry)        1140-AA01
            (Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review)....................................
1686        27 CFR Part 55 Identification Markings Placed on Explosive Materials................     1140-AA02
1687        27 CFR 55 Commerce in Explosives--Explosive Pest Control Devices....................     1140-AA03
1688        27 CFR 178 Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition (Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations      1140-AA04
            Act of 1997)........................................................................
1689        27 CFR 178 Residency Requirement for Persons Acquiring Firearms.....................     1140-AA05
1690        27 CFR 55 Implementation of Public Law 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated                 1140-AA06
            Appropriations Act of 1997, Relating to the Establishment of a National Repository
            for Arson and Explosives Information................................................
1691        27 CFR 178 Public Law 105-277, Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency                 1140-AA08
            Supplemental Appropriations for FY `99, Relating to Firearms Disabilities for
            Nonimmigrant Aliens.................................................................
1692        27 CFR 178 Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition--Annual Inventory....................     1140-AA09
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                                       Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
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1140-AA13        27 CFR 47 Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition; Recodification of Regulations (2002R-013P)      01/24/2003   Withdrawn--Moot because of
                                                                                                                              ATF transfer to DOJ.
1140-AA14        27 CFR 47 Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms; Recodification of     01/24/2003   Withdrawn---Moot because of
                 Regulations                                                                                                  ATF transfer to DOJ.
1140-AA17        27 CFR 55 Delegation of Authority in 27 CFR Part 55--Commerce in Explosives                    01/24/2003   Withdrawn--Moot because of
                                                                                                                              ATF transfer to DOJ.
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                              Drug Enforcement Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1693        Guidelines for Providing Controlled Substances to Ocean Vessels.....................     1117-AA40
1694        Sale by Federal Departments or Agencies of Chemicals Usable To Manufacture a             1117-AA47
            Controlled Substance................................................................
1695        Exemption From Import/Export Requirements for Personal Medical Use..................     1117-AA56
1696        Electronic Orders for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances.......................     1117-AA60
1697        Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances..................................     1117-AA61
1698        Security Requirements for Handlers of Pseudoephedrine, Ephedrine, and                    1117-AA62
            Phenylpropanolamine.................................................................
1699        Reorganization and Clarification of DEA Regulations.................................     1117-AA63
1700        Chemical Mixtures Containing Listed Forms of Phosphorus.............................     1117-AA66
1701        Chemical Registration Waivers; Exemption From Chemical Registration Fees for Certain     1117-AA67
            Persons.............................................................................
1702        Authority for Practitioners To Dispense or Prescribe Approved Narcotic (Opiod)           1117-AA68
            Substances for Maintenance or Detoxification Treatment..............................
1703        Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Drug Products Containing Gamma              1117-AA71
            Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)...........................................................
1704        Chemical Registration and Reregistration Fees.......................................     1117-AA72
1705        Reports by Registrants of Theft or Significant Loss of Controlled Substances........     1117-AA73
1706        Preventing the Accumulation of Surplus Controlled Substances at Long-Term Care           1117-AA75
            Facilities..........................................................................
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                                Drug Enforcement Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1707        Definition and Registration of Reverse Distributors.................................     1117-AA19
1708        Exemption of Chemical Mixtures......................................................     1117-AA31
1709        Chemical Registration and Reregistration Fees.......................................     1117-AA50
1710        Placement of Gamma-Butyrolactone in List I of the Controlled Substances Act (21          1117-AA52
            U.S.C. 802).........................................................................
1711        Control of Red Phosphorus, White Phosphorus, and Hypophosphorous Acid (and Its           1117-AA57
            Salts) as List I Chemicals..........................................................
1712        Allowing Central Fill Pharmacies To Fill Prescriptions for Controlled Substances on      1117-AA58
            Behalf of Retail Pharmacies.........................................................
1713        Chemical Mixtures Containing Gamma-Butyrolactone....................................     1117-AA64
1714        Implementation of the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act: Thresholds for             1117-AA69
            Retailers and for Distributors Required To Submit Reports Under 21 U.S.C. 830(b)(3);
            Changes to Mail Order Reporting.....................................................
1715        Controlled Substances Registration and Reregistration Application Fees..............     1117-AA70
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                               Drug Enforcement Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1716        Industrial Use of Products and Materials Derived From Cannabis Plants...............     1117-AA55
1717        Correction to Code of Federal Regulations...........................................     1117-AA74
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                          Executive Office for Immigration Review--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1718        Authority of Immigration Judges To Issue Civil Money Penalties......................     1125-AA18
1719        Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal for Certain Battered Spouses       1125-AA35
            and Children; Motions To Reopen for Certain Battered Spouses and Children...........
1720        Executive Office for Immigration Review Attorney/Representative Registry............     1125-AA39
1721        Review of an Arbitrator's Findings and Imposing Remedies Against Employers Hiring H-     1125-AA40
            1B Visa Workers Over Equally or Better Qualified U.S. Workers.......................
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                            Executive Office for Immigration Review--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1722        Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal...............................     1125-AA25
1723        Authorities Delegated to the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review     1125-AA27
1724        Motions To Reopen for Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation of         1125-AA31
            Removal Pursuant to Section 1505(c) of the LIFE Act Amendments......................
1725        Section 212(c) Relief for Aliens With Certain Criminal Convictions Before April 1,       1125-AA33
            1997................................................................................
1726        Protective Orders in Immigration Administration Proceedings.........................     1125-AA38
1727        Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Appeals of Fines From the Board of Immigration Appeals     1125-AA41
            to the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer...........................
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                           Executive Office for Immigration Review--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1728        Reorganization of Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations..............................     1125-AA42
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                                Federal Bureau of Investigation--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1729        Implementation of Sections 104 and 109 of the Communications Assistance for Law          1110-AA00
            Enforcement Act.....................................................................
1730        Implementation of the National Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle Information System         1110-AA01
            (NSPMVIS)...........................................................................
1731        Regulations Under the Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act...     1110-AA04
1732        National Instant Criminal Background Check System...................................     1110-AA07
1733        Claims of Exemptions From Provisions of the Privacy Act as to FBI Records...........     1110-AA08
1734        Final Notice of Capacity; Supplement To Respond to Remand (Section 610 Review)......     1110-AA10
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                                              Immigration and Naturalization Service--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
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1115-AB45        Revised Grounds of Inadmissibility, Exceptions, and Waivers for Immigrants and                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Nonimmigrants, and Exceptions                                                                                AA00
1115-AB73        Reduction of the Number of Acceptable Documents and Other Changes to Employment                02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Verification Requirements (Section 610 Review)                                                               AA01
1115-AB93        Visa Waiver Program                                                                            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA00
1115-AC70        Adjustment of Status to That of Person Admitted for Permanent Residence: Conditional           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Residents and Fiance(e)s                                                                                     AA02
1115-AD82        Fees for Participation in Dedicated Commuter Lanes at Selected Ports of Entry; Collection      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 of Fees Under the Dedicated Commuter Lane Program                                                            AA01
1115-AD86        Nonimmigrant Classes; S Classification; Law Enforcement Initiatives; Alien Witnesses           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA00
1115-AD96        Establishing Criteria for Determining Countries Whose Citizens Are Ineligible for the          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program                                                                          AA02
1115-AE04        Petition To Classify Alien as Immediate Relative of a U.S. Citizen or as a Preference          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Immigrant; Self-Petitioning for Certain Battered or Abused Alien Spouses and Children                        AA03
1115-AE17        Conditions on Nonimmigrant Status; Disclosure of Information                                   03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA98
1115-AE21        Employer Sanctions Modifications                                                               02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA01
1115-AE26        Regulations Relating to Temporary Protected Status                                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA04
1115-AE37        Inspection of Persons Applying for Admission; International-to-International User Fee          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA03
1115-AE47        Inspection and Expedited Removal of Aliens; Detention and Removal of Aliens; Conduct of        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Removal Proceedings                                                                                          AA04
1115-AE50        Agreement Promising Non-Deportation or Other Immigration Benefits                              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA02
1115-AE51        Definition of the Term ``Lawfully Present'' for Purposes of Eligibility for Public             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Benefits                                                                                                     AA05
1115-AE58        Affidavit of Support on Behalf of Immigrants                                                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA06
1115-AE59        Suspension of Privilege To Transport Aliens to the United States                               02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA05
1115-AE60        Filing Factual Statements About Alien Prostitutes                                              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA03
1115-AE67        Employment Verification by Employers That Are Members of a Multi-Employer Association          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA07
1115-AE68        Use of Parole for Humanitarian Reasons or Significant Public Benefit                           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA04
1115-AE70        Limiting Liability for Certain Technical and Procedural Violations of Paperwork                02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Requirements                                                                                                 AA08
1115-AE72        Implementation of Hernandez v. Reno Settlement Agreement; Certain Aliens Eligible for          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Family Unity Benefits After Sponsoring Family Member's Naturalization                                        AA09
1115-AE73        Certification of Certain Health Care Workers                                                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA10
1115-AE77        International Matchmaking Organizations                                                        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA11
1115-AE80        Establishment of Preinspected Automated Lane (PAL) Program at Immigration and                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Naturalization Service                                                                                       AA06
1115-AE82        Requiring Aliens Ordered Removed From the United States To Surrender to the Immigration        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 and Naturalization Service for Removal                                                                       AA05
1115-AE83        Early Release for Removal of Criminal Aliens in State Custody for Nonviolent Offenses          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA06
1115-AE87        Amendment of the Regulatory Definition of Arriving Alien                                       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA07

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1115-AE96        Adjustment of Status, Continued Validity of Nonimmigrant Status, and Unexpired Employment      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Authorization for Applicants Maintaining Nonimmigrant H or L Status                                          AA12
1115-AE99        Verification of Eligibility for Public Benefits                                                02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA13
1115-AF03        Fingerprinting Applicants and Petitioners for Immigration Benefits; Establishing a Fee for     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Fingerprinting by the Service                                                                                AA14
1115-AF05        Processing, Detention, and Release of Juveniles                                                04/10/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA22
1115-AF11        Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions                                                           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA15
1115-AF12        Immigrant and Nonimmigrant; Religious Workers                                                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA16
1115-AF14        Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nationals       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Former Soviet Bloc Countries                                                  AA17
1115-AF15        Authorizing Suspension of Employment Authorization Requirements on the Basis of Severe         03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Economic Hardship for F-1 Students and Emergent Circumstances                                                AA99
1115-AF24        Elimination of Immigration and Naturalization Service-Issued Mexican and Canadian Border       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Crossing Cards                                                                                               AA08
1115-AF26        Documentary Requirements for Returning Residents                                               02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA09
1115-AF27        Filing of Proposals for Designation as a Regional Center Approved To Participate in the        03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program                                                                             AB00
1115-AF28        Nonimmigrant Visa Exemption for Nationals of the British Virgin Islands Entering the           03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 United States Through St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands                                               AA29
1115-AF32        Availability of Material Under Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act                      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1680-
                                                                                                                              AA00
1115-AF38        Dismissal of Asylum Application for Unexcused Failure To Appear and Effect on Eligibility      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 for Employment Authorization                                                                                 AA18
1115-AF39        Regulations Concerning the Convention Against Torture                                          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA19
1115-AF42        Interim Designation of Acceptable Receipts for Employment Eligibility Verification             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA20
1115-AF44        Special Immigrant Status for Certain NATO Civilian Employees                                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA21
1115-AF45        Inadmissibility and Deportability on Public Charge Grounds                                     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA22
1115-AF46        Contracts With Transportation Lines                                                            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA10
1115-AF48        Adjustment of Status Under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act                                       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA23
1115-AF49        Application for Refugee Status; Acceptable Sponsorship Agreement Guaranty of                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Transportation                                                                                               AA24
1115-AF50        Expansion of Expedited Removal of Certain Criminal Aliens Held in Federal, State, and          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 Local Jails                                                                                                  AA07
1115-AF51        Nonimmigrant Classes: Q-2 Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Visitor            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA25
1115-AF53        Clarification of Parole Authority                                                              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA26
1115-AF54        Extending the Period of Duration of Status for Certain F and J Nonimmigrant Aliens             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA27
1115-AF56        Authorizing Collection of Fee Levied on F, J, and M Nonimmigrant Classifications Under         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA)                                         AA23
1115-AF59        Battered and Abused Conditional Residents; Termination of Marriage by Conditional              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Residents                                                                                                    AA29
1115-AF60        Extension of 25-Mile Limit at Select Arizona Ports-of-Entry                                    02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA11
1115-AF63        Revoking Grants of Naturalization                                                              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA30
1115-AF65        Entry Requirements for Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 States of Micronesia, and Palau                                                                              AA31
1115-AF69        Inadmissibility To Enter the United States for Former U.S. Citizens Who Renounced              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Citizenship To Avoid Taxation                                                                                AA32
1115-AF70        Imposition of Fines for Violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act                      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA12
1115-AF71        Registration and Fingerprinting of Aliens in the United States: Control of Employment of       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Aliens                                                                                                       AA33
1115-AF75        National Interest Waivers for Second Preference Employment-Based Immigrant Physicians          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Serving in Medically Underserved Areas or at Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities                       AA34

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1115-AF76        Petitioning Requirements for the H-1C Nonimmigrant Classification Under Public Law 106-95      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA35
1115-AF77        Expansion of Dedicated Commuter Lanes; Clarification of Driver's License Requirement for       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Applicants to Dedicated Commuter Lanes and Automated Permit Port Programs                                    AA13
1115-AF80        Waiving the Fingerprinting Requirement for Certain Disabled Naturalization Applicants          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA36
1115-AF81        Update of List of Countries Whose Citizens or Nationals Are Ineligible for Transit Without     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Visa (TWOV) Privileges to the United States Under the TWOV Program                                           AA14
1115-AF84        Implementation of the Numerical Limit on Asylum Grants and Refugee Admissions Based on         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Resistance to Coercive Population Control Measures                                                           AA37
1115-AF85        Adding Actuaries and Plant Pathologists to the North American Free Trade Agreement             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA38
1115-AF87        Power of Attorney General To Terminate Deportation Proceedings and Initiate Removal            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 Proceedings                                                                                                  AA08
1115-AF88        Establishment of Fee for Processing Genealogical Research Requests for INS Records             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1680-
                                                                                                                              AA01
1115-AF90        Employment Authorization for Certificate of Citizenship Applicants                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA39
1115-AF91        Adjustment of Status to That of Person Admitted for Permanent Residence; Temporary Removal     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 of Certain Restrictions of Eligibility                                                                       AA40
1115-AF92        Asylum and Withholding Definitions                                                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA41
1115-AF94        Petition To Classify Alien as Immediate Relative of a U.S. Citizen or Preference               02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Immigrant; Adjustment of Status to That of a Person Admitted for Permanent Residence                         AA42
1115-AF96        Intercountry Adoptions                                                                         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA43
1115-AF97        Academic Honorarium for B Nonimmigrant Aliens                                                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA44
1115-AF98        Children Born Outside the United States; Applications for Certificate of Citizenship           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA45
1115-AG00        Allowing for the Filing of Form I-140 Visa Petition Concurrently With a Form I-485             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Application in Certain Circumstances                                                                         AA46
1115-AG01        Special Immigrant Visa for Fourth Preference Employment-Based Broadcasters                     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA47
1115-AG02        Waiver of Fees                                                                                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA48
1115-AG03        Establishing Premium Processing Service for Employment-Based Petitions and Applications        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA49
1115-AG04        Adoption of Siblings, Adopted Alien Children Less Than 18 Years of Age Considered a            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 ``Child''                                                                                                    AA50
1115-AG05        Adjustment of Status for Certain Nationals of Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti                       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA51
1115-AG06        Adjustment to Lawful Resident Status of Certain Class Action Participants Who Entered          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Before January 1, 1982, Under the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act (LIFE Act)                         AA52
1115-AG07        Procedures for Checking Juvenile Criminal Records and Submitting Fingerprints of That          03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Additional Class of Aliens Ineligible for Family Unity                                                       AB01
1115-AG08        Nonimmigrant Classes; Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents; V Classification     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA53
1115-AG10        Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(k)                                                      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA54
1115-AG11        Implementation of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 (ACWIA), the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21), and                    AA55
                 Other Related Bills
1115-AG12        K Nonimmigrant Classification, Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE)                      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA56
1115-AG13        Adjustment of Status for Certain Syrian Nationals Granted Asylum in the United States          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA57
1115-AG14        Adjustment of Status of Certain Aliens From Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos in the United          03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 States                                                                                                       AB02
1115-AG15        Construction Work and the B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification                                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA58
1115-AG16        Adding Colombia to the List of Countries Whose Citizens or Nationals Are Ineligible for        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Privileges to the United States Under the TWOV Program                           AA15

[[Page 30505]]

 
1115-AG18        Adjustment of Fees for Dedicated Commuter Lanes and Secure Electronic Network for              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Travelers' Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Programs at Land Border Ports of Entry                                  AA16
1115-AG19        New Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons Eligible for the      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 T Nonimmigrant Status                                                                                        AA59
1115-AG20        Protection and Assistance for Victims of Trafficking                                           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA09
1115-AG21        Removal and Adjustment Procedures for Victims of Trafficking and Certain Criminal              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Activities                                                                                                   AA60
1115-AG22        Increasing the Number of Officers Authorized To Issue Notices To Appear and Arrest             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 Warrants for Immigration Violations                                                                          AA10
1115-AG24        Definitions of Notice To Appear and Arrest Warrant                                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA11
1115-AG25        Visa Waiver Program: Guam Visa Waiver Program                                                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA17
1115-AG26        Procedures for Detainee Hunger Strikes                                                         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA12
1115-AG27        Removing Russia From the List of Countries Whose Citizens or Nationals Are Ineligible for      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Privileges to the United States Under the TWOV Program                           AA18
1115-AG28        Consent To Reapply for Admission After Removal                                                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA61
1115-AG29        Detention of Aliens Subject to Final Orders of Removal                                         02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA13
1115-AG30        Restricting Citizens of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka From Participation in       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 the International-to-International (ITI) Program                                                             AA19
1115-AG31        Waivers of the 2-Year Foreign Residence Requirement for Certain Exchange Visitors              02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA62
1115-AG32        Extension of the Validity Period for Employment Authorization Documents for Aliens Seeking     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Adjustment of Status                                                                                         AA63
1115-AG33        Allowing Citizens and Nationals of the People's Republic of China Limited Transit Without      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Visa (TWOV) Privileges at TWOV-Designated Alaska International Airports                                      AA20
1115-AG36        Illegal Entries, Unlawful Presence, and Automatic Voiding of Nonimmigrant Visas                02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA64
1115-AG37        Medical Examination Requirements and Designation of Civil Surgeons                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA65
1115-AG38        Medical Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers                                                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA66
1115-AG39        New Classification for Victims of Certain Criminal Activity; Eligibility for the U             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Nonimmigrant Status                                                                                          AA67
1115-AG40        Custody Procedures                                                                             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA14
1115-AG43        Limiting the Period of Admission for B Nonimmigrant Aliens                                     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA68
1115-AG44        Documentary Requirements for Certain Temporary Residents                                       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA69
1115-AG47        Establishment of a $3 Immigration User Fee for Certain Commercial Vessel Passengers            03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                 Previously Exempt                                                                                            AA30
1115-AG48        Change in Business Practices; Acceptance of Payments of Fees By Credit Card and Other          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Electronic Means Where Possible                                                                              AA70
1115-AG49        Judicial Review of the Decisions of the Immigration and Naturalization Service                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA71
1115-AG52        Adding and Removing Institutions To and From the List of Recognized American Institutions      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 of Research                                                                                                  AA72
1115-AG55        Revision of the Regulations Concerning F, J, and M Nonimmigrant Classifications                03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA24
1115-AG57        Carrier Arrival and Departure Electronic Manifest Requirements                                 02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA21
1115-AG59        Limiting the Number of Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Stops in the United States to One           02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA22
1115-AG60        Requiring Change of Status From B to F-1 or M-1 Nonimmigrant Prior To Pursuing a Course of     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Study                                                                                                        AA73
1115-AG61        Address Notification To Be Filed With Designated Applications                                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA15
1115-AG62        Reengineering of Part 214, Nonimmigrant Classes To Clarify and Restate Admission               02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Requirements                                                                                                 AA74
1115-AG63        Waivers for Nonimmigrants Under Section 212(d)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Act                                                                                                          AA75
1115-AG64        Termination of Lawful Permanent Resident Status Through Abandonment                            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA76
1115-AG65        Strengthening Control Over Immigration Surety Bonds                                            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                                                                                                                              AA16

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1115-AG66        Establishing San Bernardino, Santa Ana, and Ventura Suboffices Under the Jurisdiction of       02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 the Los Angeles District Office                                                                              AA17
1115-AG67        Release of Information Regarding Immigration and Naturalization Service Detainees in Non-      03/04/2003   Transferred to RIN 1653-
                 Federal Facilities                                                                                           AA21
1115-AG68        Removal of Visa and Passport Waiver for Certain Permanent Residents of Canada and Bermuda      02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA23
1115-AG71        Requiring Recertification of All Service-Approved Schools for Enrollment in the Student        02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)                                                              AA77
1115-AG72        Posting of Security Guard at Gangway of Vessel for Detaining Alien Crewman                     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA24
1115-AG73        Electronic Arrival-Departure Manifest for Visa Waiver Program                                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1651-
                                                                                                                              AA25
1115-AG74        Registration Requirements and Work Authorization Eligibility for Aliens in the United          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 States                                                                                                       AA78
1115-AG75        Reduced Course Load for Certain F and M Nonimmigrant Students at Border Communities            02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA79
1115-AG76        Limiting the Use of Duration of Status for Certain F, J, and I Nonimmigrants                   02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA80
1115-AG77        Procedures for Conducting Examinations and Waiving the Oath of Allegiance for                  02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Naturalization Applicants With Disabilities                                                                  AA81
1115-AG78        Petitions for Aliens To Perform Temporary Nonagricultural Services or Labor (H-2B)             02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                                                                                                                              AA82
1115-AG79        Electronic Signature on Applications and Petitions for Immigration and Naturalization          02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 Benefits                                                                                                     AA83
1115-AG82        Adjustment of the Immigration Benefit Application Fee Schedule To Recover Costs Associated     02/28/2003   Transferred to RIN 1615-
                 With Additional Security Checks                                                                              AA84
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                                      Legal Activities--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1735        Motor Vehicle Salvage Regulations...................................................     1105-AA71
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                       Legal Activities--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1736        Foreign Agents Registration Act; Regulations Revised and Clarified To Reflect            1105-AA45
            Changes in the Law..................................................................
1737        Certification and Decertification in Connection With Certain Suits Based Upon Acts       1105-AA62
            or Omissions of Federal Employees and Other Persons.................................
1738        Designation of Agencies To Receive and Investigate Reports Required Under the            1105-AA65
            Protection of Children From Sexual Predators Act....................................
1739        Ethical Standards for Attorneys for the Government..................................     1105-AA67
1740        Claims Under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000; Amendments      1105-AA75
            Contained in the Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act of 2002.....
1741        DNA Sampling of Federal Offenders Under the USA Patriot Act of 2001.................     1105-AA78
1742        Minimum Qualifications for Annuity Brokers in Connection With Structured Settlements     1105-AA82
            Entered Into by the United States...................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                       Legal Activities--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1743        Waiver for Firearm Prohibition on Nonimmigrant Visa Holders.........................     1105-AA66

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1744        Enhanced Notice and Release Procedures for Owners of Seized Property Pursuant to the     1105-AA74
            CAFRA of 2000; Disposition of Seized Property Too Costly To Maintain; Consolidation
            of Department Regulations...........................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                       Legal Activities--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1745        Establishment of Minimum Safety and Security Standards for Private Companies That        1105-AA77
            Transport Violent Prisoners.........................................................
1746        Screening of Aliens and Other Designated Individuals Seeking Flight Training........     1105-AA80
1747        Guidelines for the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act Amendment to the Jacob               1105-AA81
            Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                 Office of Justice Programs--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1748        Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grant Program...............................     1121-AA41
1749        Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program............................................     1121-AA56
1750        Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies....................................     1121-AA59
1751        Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Program Regulations for the Victim Compensation Grant        1121-AA61
            Program and Victim Assistance Program...............................................
1752        International Terrorism Victim Compensation Program.................................     1121-AA63
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Office of Justice Programs--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1753        Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts of 1998 and 2000............................     1121-AA48
1754        Environmental Impact Review Procedures for the VOI/TIS Grant Program................     1121-AA52
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Office of Justice Programs--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1755        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              1121-AA57
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                    Office of Justice Programs--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1121-AA64        Violence Against Women Grant Programs                                                          03/10/2003   Withdrawn
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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Bureau of Prisons (BOP)



_______________________________________________________________________




1636. RELEASE OF INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 
3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 
5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510; 31 USC 3711(f)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 513

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document revises Bureau regulations implementing the 
Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act in order to simplify the 
procedures and to eliminate unnecessary regulatory text.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA96
_______________________________________________________________________




1637. DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM: SUBPART REVISION AND CLARIFICATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3521 to 3528, 4042, 4046, 4081, 4082, 5006 to 
5024, 5039; 28 USC 848, 509, 510; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 
USC 4001; ...

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons proposes to amend its 
regulations on the drug abuse treatment program. We intend this 
amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating 
unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency 
procedures that need not be in rules text.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________




1638. GOOD CONDUCT TIME: ALIENS WITH CONFIRMED ORDERS OF DEPORTATION, 
EXCLUSION, OR REMOVAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 509 to 510; 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 
3568, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523.20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
amend its rules in 28 CFR part 523 on Good Conduct Time (GCT). When 
considering GCT, we propose to allow 54 days GCT for each year served 
if the inmate is an alien with a confirmed order of deportation, 
exclusion, or removal from the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
(INS).
This proposed rule will exempt such inmate aliens from the 
``satisfactory progress in a literacy program'' provision of the 
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or 
the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA). The Bureau's Literacy 
Program, described in 28 CFR part 544, subpart H, currently comprises 
only GED attainment.
This means that inmate aliens who have confirmed orders of deportation, 
exclusion, or removal, but do not have a high school diploma or GED, 
will not need to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning a GED 
credential to be considered for the full benefits of GCT.
In this document, we also propose to reorganize the rule for clarity 
and accuracy. Other than the substantive change regarding sentenced 
deportable aliens, we make no further substantive changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB12
_______________________________________________________________________




1639. CIVIL CONTEMPT OF COURT COMMITMENTS: REVISION TO ACCOMMODATE 
COMMITMENTS UNDER THE DC CODE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3568, 3585, 4001, 
4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510; DC Code 24-101(a) and (b)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 522

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its 
rules on Civil Contempt of Court Commitments to include references to 
relevant DC Code provisions regarding civil contempt commitments. We 
make this revision to accommodate DC Code offenders in Bureau 
institutions or Bureau contract facilities under the National Capital 
Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (DC 
Revitalization Act), DC Code section 24-101(a) and (b). We also revise 
this rule to clarify existing provisions by using simpler organization 
and language. For further simplification, we remove language relating 
solely to internal agency practices and procedures. We do not, however, 
make any substantive changes to the current rules.

[[Page 30509]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB13
_______________________________________________________________________




1640. INMATE DISCIPLINE--SUBPART REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 
4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
amend its Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Unit (SHU) regulations. 
We intend this amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, 
eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language and removing 
internal agency procedures (guidance to staff on how to implement 
disciplinary processes) that need not be in rules text. The changes 
involve extensive reorganization and updates to obsolete and 
unnecessary disciplinary codes and processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB18
_______________________________________________________________________




1641. ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS FOR PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT AND MEDICATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 876b; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3524, 4001, 
4005, 4042, 4045, 4081, 4082; 18 USC 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 
28 USC 509, 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its 
regulations on Psychiatric Treatment and Medication. We make several 
minor word changes to conform more closely with the language of 18 
U.S.C. sections 4241 to 4247 on psychiatric hospitalization. We remove 
from the rule one element of the standard for determining whether 
treatment or psychotropic medication is necessary because this element 
is inconsistent with community standards and case law. We also change 
the rules to conform with statutory authority regarding military 
prisoners and District of Columbia (DC) Code violators in Bureau 
custody. Previously, our procedures for involuntary psychiatric 
treatment and medication did not apply to military prisoners or DC Code 
violators. Under new statutory authority, military prisoners who are 
incompetent to stand trial, or who have been found not guilty by reason 
of lack of mental responsibility may now be committed to the Bureau's 
custody. Sentenced DC Code offenders may now be involuntarily committed 
to a Bureau psychiatric hospital. Such military prisoners and DC Code 
violators are subject to our regulations. We revise the applicability 
statement accordingly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Bureau of Prisons (BOP)



_______________________________________________________________________




1642. INTENSIVE CONFINEMENT CENTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4046; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 
5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524.31 to 524.34

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document finalizes procedures for the operation of a 
specialized program combining features of a military boot camp with the 
traditional correctional values of the Bureau of Prisons. Inmates who 
successfully complete this program may be placed in community-based 
programs for longer periods of time than ordinarily permitted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/26/96                    61 FR 18658
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/28/96
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/25/96
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First

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Street NW, HOLC Building, Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________




1643. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 544

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document revises the Bureau's regulations on 
postsecondary education to exclude courses which are offered as part of 
an occupational education program. Courses which are offered as part of 
an occupational education program are to be covered by the Bureau's 
regulations on occupational education. The inmate is consequently 
responsible for paying postsecondary education tuition costs either 
through personal funds, community resources, or scholarships available 
to the inmate. This revision is intended to simplify the organization 
of the Bureau's regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/17/00                    65 FR 44400
NPRM Comment Period End         09/15/00
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________




1644. LITERACY PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 544.70 to 544.76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document makes changes to the Bureau's literacy program 
regulations for the sake of clarification or simplification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/26/97                    62 FR 50791
Interim Final Rule Effective    11/03/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/25/97
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




1645. TELEPHONE REGULATIONS AND INMATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) is withdrawing certain 
provisions in its rules on telephone regulations and on the inmate 
financial responsibility program (IFRP) which were published in the 
Federal Register on April 4, 1994 (59 FR 15812).
In the April 4, 1994, revision of its rules on telephone regulations 
and on the IFRP, the Bureau delayed the effective date for provisions 
in sections 540.105(c) and 545.11(d)(10) which imposed limitations on 
the telephone privileges of inmates refusing to participate in the 
IFRP. These provisions were to become effective January 3, 1995. Due to 
ongoing litigation in Washington v. Reno, the effective date for these 
provisions was further delayed until January 4, 1996 (60 FR 240).
In accordance with the Court-approved settlement in Washington v. Reno, 
through this rule, the Bureau withdrew these provisions and the 
reference to the IFRP telephone restrictions in 28 CFR section 
540.100(a) and published at 61 FR 92 a new proposed rule to impose a 
different restriction on the telephone privileges of inmates who refuse 
to participate in the IFRP. This rule was finalized on December 28, 
1999 (64 FR 72798, see RIN 1120-AA49).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              01/02/96                       61 FR 90
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      03/04/96
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




1646. TELEPHONE REGULATIONS AND INMATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551; 18 USC 3663; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 
USC 4081; 18 USC 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 1791; 18 
USC 3013; 18 USC 3571; 18 USC 3572; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 
3624

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.105; 28 CFR 545.11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 2, 1996, BOP published an NPRM proposing 
limitations on telephone privileges and commissary privileges for 
inmates who refuse to participate in the inmate financial 
responsibility program (BOP

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1050). On December 28, 1999, BOP finalized that portion of the NPRM 
pertaining to limitations on commissary privileges. BOP is continuing 
to work on addressing issues raised by its proposed limitations on 
telephone privileges for inmates who are inmate financial 
responsibility program refusees. BOP will finalize that portion of its 
January 1996 NPRM in a separate document (BOP 1102).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

BOP 1050  NPRM 01/02/96 (61 FR 92)  NPRM Comment Period End 03/04/
96  Final Action 12/28/99 (64 FR 72798)  Final Action Effective 01/27/
00

BOP 1102  Final Action 10/00/03  Final Action Effective 12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________




1647. GOOD CONDUCT TIME

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3568; 28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 
18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 
to 4166; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document notes the statutory requirements for the 
awarding of good conduct time, including the Bureau's consideration in 
instances where the inmate does not have a high school diploma or GED 
and is not making satisfactory progress toward earning a high school 
diploma or GED.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/26/97                    62 FR 50786
Interim Final Rule Effective    11/03/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/25/97
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




1648. DESIGNATION OF OFFENSES SUBJECT TO SEX OFFENDER RELEASE 
NOTIFICATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3565; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5031 to 5042; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 2568 to 3569; 18 USC 3582; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 
4166; 18 USC 4201 to 4218

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document designates various offenses as sexual offenses 
for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c). The designations ensure that 
notifications can be made for military offenders, for District of 
Columbia Code offenders, and for these and other Federal inmates with a 
sex offense in their criminal history.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/16/98                    63 FR 69386
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/16/99
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA85
_______________________________________________________________________




1649. INMATE COMMISSARY ACCOUNT DEPOSIT PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 509 to 510; 31 USC 725; 18 
USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4005; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 
18 USC 4161 to 4166; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 506; 28 CFR 540.23; 28 CFR 540.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document specifies how an inmate may receive funds from 
family, friends, and other sources. Any funds sent from family or 
friends will be sent directly to a centralized inmate commissary 
account for receipt and posting. Funds received from other sources such 
as tax refunds, dividends from stocks, or State benefits will be 
forwarded for deposit to the centralized inmate commissary account.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/23/99                    64 FR 20126
NPRM Comment Period End         06/22/99
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




1650. DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS: DISINCENTIVES AND ENHANCED 
INCENTIVES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3521 to 3528; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 
18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4046; 18 USC 4081; 18 USC 4082

[[Page 30512]]

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document broadens the eligibility criteria for the drug 
abuse education program. In addition, this document establishes 
disincentives which may be imposed for the purpose of encouraging 
inmates to participate in the residential drug treatment program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/20/00                    65 FR 56840
NPRM Comment Period End         11/20/00
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA88
_______________________________________________________________________




1651. SEARCHES OF HOUSING UNITS, INMATES, INMATE WORK AREAS, AND PERSONS 
OTHER THAN INMATES: ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 751 to 752; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 1791 to 1793; 18 USC 3050; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4012; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 
to 4082

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 511; 28 CFR 552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document clarifies provisions in the Bureau's 
regulations which pertain to the use of electronic devices in searches 
of inmates and persons other than inmates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/99                     64 FR 9431
NPRM Comment Period End         04/26/99
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________




1652. OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 544

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule revises the Bureau's regulations on occupational 
educational programs to remove obsolete or redundant provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/17/00                    65 FR 44401
NPRM Comment Period End         09/15/00
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA92
_______________________________________________________________________




1653. DRUG TESTING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4251 to 4255; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 
USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document consolidates into a single drug testing program 
separately stated regulations on alcohol testing and urine 
surveillance. The consolidated regulations provide for more flexibility 
in the use of testing methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/21/00                    65 FR 57126
NPRM Comment Period End         11/20/00
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA95
_______________________________________________________________________




1654. CORRESPONDENCE: INSPECTION OF OUTGOING GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 1791; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 
USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.14

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document amends the Bureau's regulations on 
correspondence to require that outgoing inmate general correspondence 
at all institutions may not be sealed and may be read and inspected by 
staff. This amendment is intended to provide for the continued 
efficient and secure operation of the institution and to protect the 
public. The requirement does not apply to special mail.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/99                    64 FR 40718
NPRM Comment Period End         09/27/99
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 30513]]

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA98
_______________________________________________________________________




1655. RELEASE GRATUITIES, TRANSPORTATION, AND CLOTHING: ALIENS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3565; 18 USC 3568 to 3569; 18 USC 3582; 18 USC 
3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 
4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166; 18 USC 4201 to 4218; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 
USC 5031 to 5042; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571.21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document amends the Bureau's regulations on release 
gratuities, transportation, and clothing to require that aliens being 
released to immigration authorities for the purpose of release, 
transfer to a community corrections center, or another processing 
center, be provided a $10 gratuity. Aliens being released with an order 
of deportation, exclusion, or removal, or aliens detained or serving 60 
days or less in contract facilities would not receive the gratuity.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/04/99                    64 FR 53872
NPRM Comment Period End         12/03/99
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA99
_______________________________________________________________________




1656. INFECTIOUS DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4005; 18 USC 4042; ...

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document is a proposed rule (split from the interim 
final rule, RIN 1120-AA23) on the correctional management of 
tuberculosis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The changes to the regulations 
address the circumstances under which the Bureau conducts voluntary and 
involuntary testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/02                    67 FR 46136
NPRM Comment Period End         09/10/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB03
_______________________________________________________________________




1657. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES: NOMENCLATURE CHANGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 
USC 4042; 18 USC 4081; 18 USC 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 1996; ...

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 548

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation renames the special diet that accommodates 
inmates' religious dietary practices. The old name was ``common fare'' 
and the new name will be ``the religious diet menu.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB04
_______________________________________________________________________




1658. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EDUCATIONAL GOOD TIME CREDIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3568; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 
USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081; 18 USC 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166; 
18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes procedures for awarding educational 
good time credit consistent with the DC Code for DC Code offenders in 
Bureau institutions or Bureau contract facilities, under the National 
Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, who 
committed their offenses before August 5, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/24/02                    67 FR 48385
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/23/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577

[[Page 30514]]

Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB05
_______________________________________________________________________




1659. SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081, 4082, 5006 
to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document revises Bureau regulations on the suicide 
prevention program for the sake of clarity and in order to remove 
Agency management procedures which do not need to be stated in 
regulations. The revised regulations more clearly delineate for the 
inmate the procedures used to identify and protect inmates deemed to be 
at risk for suicide.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/13/00                    65 FR 67670
NPRM Comment Period End         01/12/01
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB06
_______________________________________________________________________




1660. NATIONAL SECURITY; PREVENTION OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081, 
4082, 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509, 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 500, 501

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current Bureau of Prisons regulations on institutional 
management authorize the Bureau to impose special administrative 
measures with respect to specified inmates, based on information 
provided by senior intelligence or law enforcement officials, where it 
has been determined to be necessary to prevent the dissemination either 
of classified information that could endanger the national security or 
of other information that could lead to acts of violence and terrorism.
This rule extends the period of time for which such special 
administrative measures may be imposed from 120 days to up to 1 year 
and modifies the standards for approving extensions of such special 
administrative measures for further increments of time. In addition, in 
those cases where the Attorney General has certified that reasonable 
suspicion exists to believe that an inmate may use communications with 
attorneys or their agents to further or facilitate acts of violence or 
terrorism, this rule amends the existing regulations to provide that 
the Bureau is authorized to monitor mail or communications with 
attorneys in order to deter such acts, subject to specific procedural 
safeguards, to the extent permitted under the Constitution and laws of 
the United States. Finally, this rule provides that the head of each 
component of the Department of Justice that has custody of persons for 
whom special administrative measures are determined to be necessary may 
exercise the same authority to impose such measures as the Director of 
the Bureau of Prisons.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/30/01                    66 FR 55062
Interim Final Rule Effective    10/31/01
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      12/31/01
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________




1661. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA YOUTH REHABILITATION ACT (DCYRA) SENTENCES: 
NO FURTHER BENEFIT DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 223, 3521 to 3528, 3621 to 3622, 
4001, 4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4046, 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 
5039; 21 USC 848; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes 
rules describing how the Director of the Bureau will make ``no further 
benefit'' (NFB) determinations for inmates convicted of violating the 
District of Columbia (DC) criminal code and sentenced to a term of 
imprisonment under the DC Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA), DC Code 
sections 24-901 through 24-907. The Director of the Bureau is 
authorized to make NFB determinations pursuant to DC Code sections 24-
10(a), (b), and 24-905.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB09
_______________________________________________________________________




1662. INMATE FEES FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 4001, 4005, 4014, 
4042, 4045, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 
5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes 
rules describing procedures we will follow for charging inmates fees 
for certain

[[Page 30515]]

kinds of health services, as required under the Federal Prisoner Health 
Care Copayment Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-294, October 12, 2000, 114 
Stat. 1038).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/02                    67 FR 63059
NPRM Comment Period End         12/09/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________




1663. CENTRAL INMATE MONITORING (CIM) SYSTEM: STREAMLINING RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 
to 4082; 18 USC 223; 18 USC 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510; ...

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
streamline its rules on the Central Inmate Monitoring system (CIM). We 
intend this amendment to streamline our regulations by removing 
internal agency management procedures that need not be stated in 
regulation. Bureau policy is a more appropriate vehicle through which 
to provide instruction and guidance to staff. All the provisions we 
removed consist of our instruction and guidance to Bureau staff. These 
provisions relate solely to internal agency management and practice and 
do not impose obligations or confer any benefits upon our regulated 
entities (the inmates) or the public. The procedures that were in these 
regulations will continue to exist, unchanged, in our policy statement 
on the Admission and Orientation Program. Any requirement imposed on 
our staff in these rules will remain a Bureau-wide requirement in our 
policy. It is important to note that we have not changed the substance 
of the CIM rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB14
_______________________________________________________________________




1664. [bull] COMMENTS ON UNICOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS: CLARIFICATION OF 
ADDRESSES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 18 USC 4126

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 302.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) changes the 
addresses of the Chief Operating Officer and the Board of Directors of 
Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (also known as UNICOR), to correct and 
update them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB15
_______________________________________________________________________




1665. ADMISSION AND ORIENTATION PROGRAM: REMOVAL FROM RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 
4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 522

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
remove its rules on the Admission and Orientation Program from the CFR. 
We intend this amendment to streamline our regulations by removing 
internal agency management procedures that need not be stated in 
regulation.
The three rules in 28 CFR subpart E, sections 522.40, 522.41, and 
522.43, contained descriptions of the Bureau's Admission and 
Orientation Program. Although we are removing these rules from the CFR, 
we retain the language of these rules in our Admission and Orientation 
policy, which is an instructional document for Bureau employees and 
institutional staff.
Section 522.40 required institutions and staff to ``offer each newly 
committed inmate an orientation to the institution,'' which includes 
information on inmate rights, responsibilities, obligations, and the 
institution's programs and disciplinary system.
Section 522.41 delineated Warden and staff responsibility for 
conducting the Admission and Orientation (A&O) program. This section 
required staff involved in the A&O program to develop an outline of 
information to present during A&O and develop written orientation 
materials. This section also instructed staff to monitor inmates with 
significant emotional stress during A&O, so that the institution could 
provide them with appropriate assistance.
Section 522.42 contained guidelines for institution A&O programs, 
including such details as location, activities, and length of the 
program.
All of these rules consist of our instruction and guidance to Bureau 
staff. These rules relate solely to internal agency management and 
practice and do not impose obligations or confer any benefits upon our 
regulated entities (the inmates) or the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/04/03                     68 FR 5563

[[Page 30516]]

Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/07/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB16
_______________________________________________________________________




1666. BUREAU OF PRISONS EMERGENCIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 
to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 501.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) makes this interim final rule 
to clarify that, when there is an institutional or system-wide Bureau 
emergency which the Director or designee, such as a Warden, considers a 
threat to human life or safety, the Director or designee may suspend 
the operation of the rules in this chapter as necessary to handle the 
emergency. This rule clarifies that the Director may suspend Bureau 
rules as needed in light of any emergency affecting the Bureau, and the 
Warden may do so to deal with emergencies at the institution level. 
This rule change clarifying the Director's authority to modify Bureau 
rules to handle emergencies is especially necessary in light of the 
recent terrorist attacks, threats to national security, threats of 
anthrax surrounding mail processing, and other events occurring on and 
after September 11, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/16/03                    68 FR 18544
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/16/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB17
_______________________________________________________________________




1667. CLARIFYING OF RELEASE GRATUITIES--RELEASE TRANSPORTATION 
REGULATIONS TO MORE CLOSELY CONFORM TO STATUTORY PROVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3565, 3568 to 3569, 3582, 3621 to 
3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161-4166, 4201 to 4218, 
5006 to 5024, 5031 to 5042; 28 USC 509, 510; US Cost, Art II, sec 2

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571.22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document makes a minor clarifying change to the Bureau 
of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on release gratuities, transportation, 
and clothing. The amendment will clarify that the Bureau is authorized, 
upon an inmate's release, to provide transportation to an inmate's 
place of conviction or his legal residence only within the United 
States, under 18 U.S.C. 3624(d)(3). We intend this clarification to 
remove the misapprehension that the Bureau is authorized to provide 
transportation outside the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB21
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions


Bureau of Prisons (BOP)



_______________________________________________________________________




1668. OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) MEDICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549.30 to 549.31

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/01/99                    64 FR 10094
NPRM Comment Period End         04/30/99


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA81

[[Page 30517]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions


Bureau of Prisons (BOP)



_______________________________________________________________________




1669. VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 551.60

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/18/03                    68 FR 19149
Final Action Effective          05/19/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




1670. INCOMING PUBLICATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.71

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/17/02                    67 FR 77161

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA15
_______________________________________________________________________




1671. INCOMING PUBLICATIONS: NUDITY AND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL OR 
INFORMATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.70 to 540.72

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/18/02                    67 FR 77425

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




1672. VISITING REGULATIONS: PRIOR RELATIONSHIP

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.44

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/06/03                    68 FR 10656
Final Action Effective          04/07/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA77

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Civil Rights Division (CRT)



_______________________________________________________________________




1673. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN PUBLIC 
ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509; 28 USC 510; 42 USC 12186(b)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1991, the Department of Justice published regulations to 
implement title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 
(ADA). Those regulations include the ADA Standards for Accessible 
Design, which establish requirements for the design and construction of 
accessible facilities that are consistent with the ADA Accessibility 
Guidelines (ADAAG) published by the U.S. Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). In the time 
since the regulations became effective, the Department of Justice and 
the Access Board have each gathered a great deal of information 
regarding the implementation of the Standards. The Access Board is 
currently in the process of revising ADAAG, and it published a Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on November 16, 1999. In order to 
maintain consistency between ADAAG and the ADA Standards, the 
Department is reviewing its title III regulations and expects to 
propose, in one or more stages, to adopt the revisions proposed by the 
Access Board and to make related revisions to the Department's title 
III regulations. In addition to maintaining consistency between ADAAG 
and the Standards, the purpose of this review and these revisions will 
be to more closely coordinate with voluntary standards; to clarify 
areas which, through inquiries and comments to the Department's 
technical assistance phone lines, have been shown to cause confusion; 
to reflect evolving technologies in areas affected by the Standards; 
and to comply with section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which 
requires agencies once every 10 years to review rules that have a 
significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small 
entities.
The adoption of revised ADAAG will also serve to address changes to the 
ADA Standards previously proposed in RIN 1190-AA26 and RIN 1190-AA38, 
which have been withdrawn. These changes will include technical 
specifications for facilities designed for use by children and 
accessibility standards for State and local government facilities that 
have previously been published by the Access Board.
The timetable set forth below refers to the notice of proposed 
rulemaking that the Department will issue as the first stage of the 
above-described title III rulemaking. This notice of proposed 
rulemaking will be issued under both title II and title III. For 
purposes of the title III regulation, this notice will propose to adopt 
revised ADAAG as the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and will 
initiate the review of the regulation in accordance with the 
requirements of section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as 
amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 
1996 (SBREFA).

[[Page 30518]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: RIN 1190-AA44, which will effect changes to 28 
CFR 36 (the Department's regulation implementing title III of the ADA), 
is related to another rulemaking of the Civil Rights Division, RIN 
1190-AA46, which will effect changes to 28 CFR 35 (the Department's 
regulation implementing title II of the ADA).

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66738, 
Washington, DC 20035-6738
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________




1674. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT SERVICES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 12134; PL 101-336

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 26, 1991, the Department published its final rule 
implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On 
November 16, 1999, the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board (Access Board) issued its first comprehensive review 
of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines, which form the basis of the 
Department's ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The ADA (section 
204(c)) requires the Department's standards to be consistent with the 
Access Board's guidelines. Therefore, the Department will publish a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to adopt the revisions 
proposed by the Access Board. The Department will also, in one or more 
stages, review its title II regulations for purposes of section 610 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act and make related changes to its title II 
regulations.
In addition to the statutory requirement for the rule, the social and 
economic realities faced by Americans with disabilities dictate the 
need for the rule. Individuals with disabilities cannot participate in 
the social and economic activities of the Nation without being able to 
access the programs and services of State and local governments. 
Further, amending the Department's ADA regulations will improve the 
format and usability of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design; 
harmonize the differences between the ADA Standards and national 
consensus standards and model codes; update the ADA Standards to 
reflect technological developments that meet the needs of persons with 
disabilities; and coordinate future ADA Standards revisions with 
national standards and model code organizations. As a result, the 
overarching goal of improving access for persons with disabilities so 
that they can benefit from the goods, services, and activities provided 
to the public by covered entities will be met.
The timetable set forth below refers to the notice of proposed 
rulemaking that the Department will issue as the first stage of the 
above-described title II rulemaking. This notice of proposed rulemaking 
will be issued under both title II and title III. For purposes of the 
title II regulation, this notice will propose to eliminate the Uniform 
Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) as an alternative to the ADA 
Standards for Accessible Design and to adopt revised ADAAG as the ADA 
Standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Federalism:  This action may have federalism implications as defined in 
EO 13132.

Additional Information: RIN 1190-AA46, which will effect changes to 28 
CFR 35 (the Department's regulation implementing title II of the ADA), 
is related to another rulemaking of the Civil Rights Division, RIN 
1190-AA44, which will effect changes to 28 CFR 36 (the Department's 
regulation implementing title III of the ADA). By adopting revised 
ADAAG, this rulemaking will, among other things, address changes to the 
ADA Standards previously proposed in RINs 1190-AA26, 1190-AA36, and 
1190-AA38, which have been withdrawn and merged into this rulemaking. 
These changes include accessibility standards for State and local 
government facilities that had been previously published by the Access 
Board (RIN 1190-AA26) and the timing for the compliance of State and 
local governments with the curb-cut requirements of the title II 
regulation (RIN 1190-AA36). In order to consolidate regulatory actions 
implementing title II of the ADA, on February 15, 2000, RINs 1190-AA26 
and 1190-AA38 were merged into this rulemaking and on March 5, 2002, 
RIN 1190-AA36 was merged into this rulemaking.

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66738, 
Washington, DC 20035-6738
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________




1675. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT SERVICES; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES; 
ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS; RECREATION FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 12134; 42 USC 
12186; PL 101-336

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35; 28 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On July 9, 1999, the U.S. Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) published a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking to amend the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which 
form the basis of the Department's ADA Standards for

[[Page 30519]]

Accessible Design. After receiving public comments, the Access Board 
published a summary of proposed changes to the guidelines for public 
comment on July 21, 2000. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would, for 
the first time, establish accessibility guidelines for the design of 
recreation facilities, such as health clubs, golf courses, and 
amusement parks. The ADA (sections 204(c) and 306(c)) requires the 
Department's accessibility standards to be consistent with the Access 
Board's guidelines. Therefore, the Department expects to publish a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to adopt the revisions proposed 
by the Access Board and proposing related changes to the Department's 
regulations with respect to the operation of recreation facilities.
Individuals with disabilities cannot participate in the social and 
economic realms of the Nation without being able to access public 
entities and public accommodations throughout the country. Promulgating 
this amendment to the Department's ADA regulations will ensure that the 
regulations are consistent with the ADAAG, thereby preventing the 
confusion that could develop if the Department's regulations were 
inconsistent with the Access Board guidelines. In addition, amending 
the Department's ADA regulations will improve the Department's 
overarching goal of improving access for persons with disabilities. The 
proposed rule will ensure that new recreation facilities are readily 
accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. As new 
recreation facilities are designed and constructed to be accessible, 
individuals with disabilities will enjoy the benefits of these 
facilities. Operators of recreation facilities will experience 
increased usage and patronage by individuals with disabilities. 
Designers and manufacturers will have a clear and consistent set of 
standards with which to work. Establishing uniform standards for 
accessibility has resulted in innovation and new designs that are cost 
effective and beneficial to everyone.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66738, 
Washington, DC 20035-6738
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________




1676. AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS AND WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1998 
COMPLAINT PROCESS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1182(n)(5)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 44.500

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act 
(ACWIA)--enacted as part of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1998--made various changes to the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (the INA) relating to temporary 
nonimmigrant professionals. In this rule (RIN 1190-AA48), the 
Department's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair 
Employment Practices (OSC) will implement the ACWIA ``failure to 
select'' protections--codified in the INA at section 212(n)(5)--by 
establishing a process under which U.S. workers may file complaints 
against certain employers deemed ``H-1B dependent'' that deny 
employment opportunities by improperly hiring temporary foreign 
professionals on H-1B visas. Under this process, OSC may receive and 
review these complaints, and then--if there is reasonable cause to 
believe the allegations--initiate binding arbitration proceedings 
through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). A 
companion to this rule will include changes to the regulations of the 
Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) of the 
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to provide for the 
review of arbitrators' decisions and, where appropriate, the award of 
administrative relief. These rules are being coordinated with the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the Department of Labor 
(DOL), and the FMCS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: A rulemaking of the former Immigration and 
Naturalization Service (INS), now part of the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS), previously RIN 1115-AF40, through which the Department 
of Justice had intended to implement the ACWIA, was merged into INS 
rule RIN 1115-AG11 because of additional legislation relating to H-1B 
classification which became law while RIN 1115-AF40 was being 
developed. ACWIA increased the numerical cap on H-1B nonimmigrant 
aliens; required certain dependent employers to make additional 
attestations to the Department of Labor (DOL); increased the penalties 
for employers who have been found to be in violation of DOL's rules; 
and created a ``whistle blower'' clause to protect H-1B workers who 
filed complaints against their employer.

Agency Contact: Katherine A. Baldwin, Deputy Special Counsel, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel 
for Unfair Employment Practices, 1425 New York Avenue, Suite 9000, 
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 616-5594
Fax: 202 616-5509

Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of Justice, 
Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 5107 
Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1190-AA48

[[Page 30520]]

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1677. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE OR LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT FACILITIES; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES; 
ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS; PLAY AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 12134; 42 USC 
12186; PL 101-336

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35; 28 CFR 36

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 18, 2000, the U.S. Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) published a 
final rule to supplement the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), 
which form the basis of the Department's ADA Standards for Accessible 
Design. These guidelines establish for the first time accessibility 
guidelines for the design of play areas. The ADA (sections 204(c) and 
306(c)) requires the Department's accessibility standards to be 
consistent with the Access Board's guidelines. Therefore, the 
Department expects to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing 
to adopt the revisions of the Access Board and proposing related 
changes to the Department's regulations with respect to the operation 
of play areas.
Persons with disabilities cannot participate in the social and economic 
realms of the Nation without being able to access public entities and 
public accommodations throughout the country. Promulgating this 
amendment to the Department's ADA regulations will ensure that the 
regulations are consistent with the ADAAG, thereby preventing the 
confusion that could develop if the Department's regulations were 
inconsistent with the Access Board Guidelines. In addition, amending 
the Department's ADA regulations will improve the Department's 
overarching goal of improving access for persons with disabilities. 
This rule is designed to ensure that new play areas are readily 
accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. As new play 
areas are designed and constructed to be accessible, persons with 
disabilities will enjoy the benefits of these areas. Operators of play 
areas will experience increased usage and patronage by persons with 
disabilities. Designers and manufacturers will have a clear and 
consistent set of standards with which to work. Establishing uniform 
standards for accessibility has resulted in innovation and new designs 
that are cost effective and beneficial to everyone.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66738, 
Washington, DC 20035-6738
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




1678. AMENDMENTS TO PROCEDURES ADVISING STATES AND POLITICAL 
SUBDIVISIONS SPECIALLY COVERED UNDER THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT HOW TO SEEK 
PRECLEARANCE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF PROPOSED VOTING CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 1973a(c); 42 USC 
1973c

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires that 
certain States and their political subdivisions (covered jurisdictions) 
obtain ``preclearance'' from the Federal Government of proposed changes 
in voting practices and procedures prior to their implementation. 
Preclearance may be obtained either through litigation in the United 
States District Court for the District of Columbia or administratively 
from the Attorney General. In 1971 the Department first issued 
procedures for the administration of section 5 to inform covered 
jurisdictions concerning the manner in which they could comply with 
section 5 in the administrative proceeding before the Attorney General. 
In subsequent years, the Department has amended these procedures to 
reflect changes in section 5 law, in the Attorney General's internal 
practices, and to make the procedures clearer and easier to follow. In 
the 16 years since the last major amendment to the procedures, there 
have been significant changes in section 5 law and in the practices 
employed by the Department in processing submissions, which are not 
reflected in the existing Procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Joseph D. Rich, Chief, Voting Section, Department of 
Justice, Civil Rights Division, Room 7254, 1800 G Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202 307-2870

RIN: 1190-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________




1679. AMENDMENTS TO COORDINATION OF ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN 
FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS; IMPLEMENTATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL 
RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT 1973

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2000d et seq; 29 USC 706; 29 USC 794; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 42.401 to 42.415; 28 CFR 41.1 to 41.58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) added 
definitions of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title VI and 
added a definition of ``program or activity'' to section 504. The added 
definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of coverage of 
recipients' programs or activities under these statutes. In a joint 
rulemaking described at RIN 1190-AA49, the Department and other Federal 
agencies are conforming their implementation regulations to the CRRA 
and to several other statutes.

[[Page 30521]]

In the rulemaking described under this RIN (1190-AA52) the Department 
of Justice proposes to make amendments to its coordination regulations 
concerning agency enforcement of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964, 28 CFR 42.401 to 42.415, and agency enforcement of section 504 of 
the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, 28 CFR 41.1 to 41.58. The proposed 
amendments explicitly incorporate the CRRA's definition of ``program or 
activity'' and ``program'' into the Department's title VI and section 
504 coordination regulations.
Further, this joint rule will include similar amendments to the 
regulations of the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development implementing title VI, section 504, and/or the 
Age Discrimination Act, which are not participating in the joint rule 
at 1190-AA49.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Merrily A. Friedlander, Chief, Coordination and Review 
Section, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66560, 
Washington, DC 20035-6560
Phone: 202 307-2222
TDD Phone: 202 307-2678
Fax: 202 307-0595
Email: merrily.a.friedlander@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1190-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________




1680. PROCEDURES TO REVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR A PATTERN OR PRACTICE 
OF CONDUCT THAT DEPRIVES PERSONS OF RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, OR IMMUNITIES 
SECURED OR PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION OR LAWS OF THE U.S.

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act 
of 1994, 42 U.S.C. section 14141 (``section 14141''), the Attorney 
General is authorized to file lawsuits seeking court orders to reform 
police departments engaging in a pattern or practice of conduct that 
deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the 
Constitution or laws of the United States. To date, the Department of 
Justice has conducted reviews of police departments pursuant to section 
14141 using informal procedures. The purpose of this rule is to 
formalize the procedures by which the Department reviews police 
departments for a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Robert Driscoll, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Room 5541, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 353-0742

RIN: 1190-AA53
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Civil Rights Division (CRT)



_______________________________________________________________________




1681. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 42.101 to 42.112; 28 CFR 42.501 to 42.540; 28 CFR 
42.700 to 42.736

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice is amending its regulations 
implementing title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (title VI), 
section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (section 504), and the 
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). Together, 
these statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, disability, and age in programs or activities that 
receive Federal financial assistance. In 1988, the Civil Rights 
Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' to title VI and added a definition of ``program or 
activity'' to section 504 and the Age Discrimination Act. The added 
definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of coverage of 
recipients' programs or activities under these statutes. The 
promulgation of this regulation explicitly incorporates the CRRA's 
definition of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' into the 
Department's title VI, section 504, and Age Discrimination Act 
regulations. The Department's regulation will be published as part of a 
joint final rule involving up to 24 Federal agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Merrily A. Friedlander, Chief, Coordination and Review 
Section, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66560, 
Washington, DC 20035-6560
Phone: 202 307-2222
TDD Phone: 202 307-2678
Fax: 202 307-0595
Email: merrily.a.friedlander@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1190-AA49


[[Page 30522]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)



_______________________________________________________________________




1682. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUB. L. 105-277, MAKING OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND 
EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 1999, RELATING TO THE 
PERMANENT PROVISIONS OF THE BRADY HANDGUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930; 44 USC 
3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF will amend the regulations to implement the provision of 
Public Law 105-277, Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999, relating to the 
permanent provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The 
new law allows a licensed pawnbroker to contact the national instant 
criminal background check system (NICS) prior to taking or receiving a 
firearm in pawn. If NICS advises the pawnbroker that receipt or 
possession of the firearm would be in violation of the law, the 
licensee must advise local law enforcement within 48 hours after 
receipt of information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB83

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




1683. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 105-277 RELATING TO SECURE GUN 
STORAGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 18 USC 847; 18 USC 421 to 430; 44 USC 
3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will 
issue a notice of proposed rulemaking amending the regulations to 
implement the provisions of Public Law 105-277, Making Omnibus 
Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for fiscal year 
1999. Regulations are proposed with regard to: 1) Certification by 
applicants for dealers' licenses that secure gun storage or safety 
devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold to 
nonlicensed individuals; and 2) an amended definition of ``antique 
firearm,'' to include certain muzzle loading firearms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC67

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)



_______________________________________________________________________




1684. [bull] IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SAFE EXPLOSIVES ACT, TITLE XI, 
SUBTITLE C OF PUBLIC LAW 107-296

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-296, title XI, subtitle C

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 24, 2003.

Abstract: ATF is amending the regulations to implement the provisions 
of the Safe Explosives Act, title XI, subtitle C, of Public Law 107-
296, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (enacted November 25, 2002). 
This interim rule implements the law which, among other things: (1) 
Requires that all persons receiving explosives on and after May 24, 
2003, obtain a Federal license or permit, and creates a new type of 
permit, the ``limited permit;'' (2) requires applicants for licenses 
and permits to provide as part of their application the names and 
appropriate identifying information regarding employees authorized to 
possess explosives as well as fingerprints and photographs of 
``responsible persons;'' (3) extends the time for ATF to act on an 
application for a license or permit from 45 days to 90 days; (4) 
authorizes warrantless inspections of places of storage maintained by 
applicants for limited permits and holders of limited permits; (5) 
provides that only licensees and holders of user permits must post 
their licenses and permits and make them available for inspection; (6) 
requires that ATF conduct background checks on responsible persons and 
employees authorized to possess explosive materials; (7) specifies 
additional categories of persons who may not lawfully receive or 
possess explosive materials, i.e., aliens (other than permanent 
resident aliens and other excepted aliens), persons dishonorably 
discharged from the military, and persons who have renounced their U.S. 
citizenship; (8) broadens the interstate commerce element of the 
prohibited persons section of the law to specify that a violation is 
committed if possession of explosive materials affects interstate or 
foreign commerce; (9) provides ATF the authority to require licensed 
manufacturers and licensed importers and persons who manufacture or 
import explosive materials or ammonium nitrate to provide samples, 
information on chemical composition, and other information relevant to 
the identification of the product; (10) broadens the scope of a 
criminal violation of the law to include any institution or 
organization receiving Federal financial assistance within the 
categories of property covered by the violation; (11) expands ATF's 
authority

[[Page 30523]]

to grant relief from disabilities to all categories of prohibited 
persons; and (12) adds a new theft-reporting violation, providing 
felony penalties for a licensee or permittee who fails to report thefts 
of explosives within 24 hours of discovery.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              03/20/03                    68 FR 13768
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/18/03
Final Action                    06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




1685. COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES (INCLUDING EXPLOSIVES IN THE FIREWORKS 
INDUSTRY) (RULEMAKING RESULTING FROM A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 31 USC 9303; 31 USC 9304; 40 USC 304(k); 
18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930; 18 USC 1261; 19 USC 1612; 19 USC 1613; 
19 USC 1618; 26 USC 7101; 26 USC 7322 to 7326; 31 USC 9301

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF is proposing to amend the regulations, in part, pursuant 
to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) which requires an agency to 
review within 10 years of publication, rules for which an agency 
prepared a final regulatory flexibility analysis addressing the impact 
of the rule on small businesses or other small entities. Based on 
comments received in response to the RFA analysis, this notice proposes 
amendments to the explosives regulations relating to fireworks. The 
notice also proposes amendments to the regulations that have been 
initiated by ATF, as well as amendments that have been proposed by 
members of the explosives industry

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

General Notice of Regulatory 
Review                          01/10/97                     62 FR 1386
NPRM                            01/29/03                     68 FR 4406
NPRM Comment Period End         04/29/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB48

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




1686. IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS PLACED ON EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF is proposing to amend the regulations to require licensed 
importers to identify by marking all imported explosive materials. ATF 
is also proposing to incorporate into the regulations the provisions of 
ATF Ruling 75-35, relating to methods of marking containers of 
explosive materials. In addition, ATF is proposing to amend the 
regulations to remove the requirement that a licensee or permittee file 
for an amended license or permit in order to change the class of 
explosive materials described in their license or permit from a lower 
to a higher classification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/03/00                    65 FR 67669
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/12/01
NPRM                            10/16/02                    67 FR 63862
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/03
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC25

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________




1687. COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES--EXPLOSIVE PEST CONTROL DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is 
proposing to amend the explosive regulations to provide a limited 
exemption from the requirements of part 555 for wildlife pest control 
devices that are used for agricultural and other pest control 
operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/29/03                     68 FR 4402
NPRM Comment Period End         02/28/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC80

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________




1688. COMMERCE IN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION (OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 1997)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 30524]]

Abstract: The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 contains 
amendments to the Gun Control Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. chapter 44). These 
amendments add to the category of ``prohibited persons'' anyone 
convicted of a ``misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.'' The 
amendments require individuals acquiring handguns from Federal firearms 
licensees to certify (in accordance with the Brady Act) that they have 
not been convicted of such a crime. The amendments also provide for 
sales between Federal firearms licensees of curio and relic firearms 
away from their licensed premises.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/98                    63 FR 35551
Interim Final Rule              06/30/98                    63 FR 35520
NPRM Comment Period End         09/28/98
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB64

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




1689. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR PERSONS ACQUIRING FIREARMS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930; 44 USC 
3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The temporary rule amends the regulations to provide for a 
firearms purchaser's affirmative statement of his or her State of 
residence on ATF Form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record) and ATF Form 
5300.35 (Statement of Intent to Obtain a Handgun) in acquiring a 
firearm from a Federal firearms licensee. The temporary rule also 
amends the regulations to require that aliens purchasing firearms 
provide proof of residency through the use of substantiating 
documentation, such as utility bills or a lease agreement. In addition, 
the regulations are being amended to require that licensees examine a 
photo identification document from aliens purchasing firearms. These 
regulations implement firearms initiatives intended to protect the 
American public from gun violence.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/97                    62 FR 19446
Interim Final Rule              04/21/97                    62 FR 19442
NPRM Comment Period End         07/21/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/21/97
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB66

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________




1690. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 104-208, THE OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 1997, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL 
REPOSITORY FOR ARSON AND EXPLOSIVES INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 846(b)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is needed to implement certain provisions of Public 
Law 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (the 
Act), enacted September 30, 1996. The Act amended the Federal 
explosives laws in 18 U.S.C. chapter 40 to require all Federal agencies 
to report to ATF any information involving arson or the suspected 
criminal misuse of explosives. The Act also authorizes ATF to establish 
a repository for this information. In addition, the law provides that 
such repository will contain information on incidents voluntarily 
reported to ATF by State and local authorities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/15/01                    66 FR 57404
NPRM Comment Period End         02/13/02
Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB73

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________




1691. PUBLIC LAW 105-277, MAKING OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY 
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY `99, RELATING TO FIREARMS 
DISABILITIES FOR NONIMMIGRANT ALIENS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930; 44 USC 
3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the regulations to implement the provisions 
of Public Law 105-277, Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations for fiscal year 1999. The regulations 
implement the law by prohibiting, with certain exceptions, the transfer 
to and possession of firearms by aliens admitted to the United States 
under a nonimmigrant visa.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/05/02                     67 FR 5428
Interim Final Rule              02/05/02                     67 FR 5422
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/06/02
Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

[[Page 30525]]

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB93

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




1692. COMMERCE IN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION--ANNUAL INVENTORY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552(a); 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 930; 44 USC 
3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF is proposing to amend the regulations to require 
federally licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers of firearms to 
take at least one physical inventory each year. The proposed 
regulations also specify the circumstances under which these licensees 
must conduct a special physical inventory. In addition, these proposed 
regulations clarify who is responsible for reporting a firearm that is 
stolen or lost in transit between licensees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/28/00                    65 FR 52054
NPRM Comment Period End         11/27/00
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC08

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA09

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1693. GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO OCEAN VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is considering whether to propose amending its 
regulations regarding the supply of controlled substances to ocean 
vessels to provide a means of supply more consistent with current 
industry practices for other materials. The decision on whether to 
propose amendments will be based on the information and comments 
submitted in response to this notice of proposed rulemaking and DEA's 
experience with the existing procedures and practices for supplying 
controlled substances to ocean vessels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/18/96                    61 FR 49086
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/18/96
NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-142

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________




1694. SALE BY FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES OF CHEMICALS USABLE TO 
MANUFACTURE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 880; 21 
USC 958(f); 21 USC 965; 21 USC 890

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310; 21 CFR 1316

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to amend its regulations to provide that a 
Federal department or agency may not sell from the stocks of the 
department or agency any chemical which could be used in the 
manufacture of a controlled substance unless the Administrator of DEA 
certifies in writing to the head of the department or agency that there 
is no reasonable cause to believe that the sale of the chemical would 
result in the illegal manufacture of a controlled substance. The 
proposed rulemaking provides regulatory guidelines and establishes a 
procedure for prospective bidder and/or broker to appeal if they are 
aggrieved by DEA's failure to provide such certification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: DEA-176

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________




1695. EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT/EXPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL USE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 956

[[Page 30526]]

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to amend its regulations to restrict to 50 
dosage units the total quantity of Schedule II, III, IV, and V 
controlled substances that may be imported for personal medical use by 
United States (U.S.) residents entering the U.S. A dosage unit is 
considered by DEA to be the basic unit used to quantify the amount to 
be taken in normal usage. The proposed 50 dosage unit limit would not 
apply to a U.S. resident who has a valid U.S. practitioner's 
prescription. This proposed rulemaking implements and extends the 
provisions of the Controlled Substances Trafficking Prohibition Act of 
1998.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-192

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




1696. ELECTRONIC ORDERS FOR SCHEDULE I AND II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 827; 21 USC 828; 21 USC 871(b); 21 
USC 958(e); 21 USC 965

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1305

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to provide the 
option of ordering Schedule I and II controlled substances 
electronically in a manner consistent with the requirements of the 
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). The 
regulations will propose that this electronic system may also be used 
for controlled substances in Schedules III, IV, and V. These proposed 
regulations would be in addition to, not a replacement of, the existing 
rules. These regulations are needed to give manufacturers, 
distributors, importers, exporters, pharmacies, and hospitals the 
option to use modern technology for controlled substance transactions. 
The proposed regulations would reduce paperwork and transaction times 
for DEA registrants who distribute, purchase, or handle controlled 
substances. These proposed regulations are consistent with paperwork 
reduction mandates. These proposed regulations also respond to the 
requirements of Public Law 106-229, the ``Electronic Signatures in 
Global and National Commerce Act,'' while maintaining a closed system 
of distribution of controlled substances and ensuring security and 
authentication. In a separate related rulemaking (RIN 1117-AA61), DEA 
is proposing to revise its regulations to permit DEA-registered 
prescribers to electronically write, sign, and transmit prescriptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Electronic Orders for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances  ANPRM 
03/05/01 (66 FR 13274)  NPRM 05/00/03  NPRM Comment Period End 07/00/03

Notice of Intent To Conduct Performance Verification Testing of Public 
Key Infrastructure Enabled Controlled Substance Orders  Notice 01/11/02 
(67 FR 1507)

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ANPRM: DEA-214
Notice: DEA-224

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA61
RIN: 1117-AA60
_______________________________________________________________________




1697. ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 829; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1306

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to permit DEA-
registered prescribers to electronically write, sign, and transmit 
prescriptions. These proposed regulations would be an addition to, not 
a replacement of, the existing rules. These regulations are needed to 
give pharmacies, hospitals, and practitioners the ability to use modern 
technology for controlled substance prescriptions, while maintaining 
the closed system of distribution of controlled substances dispensing. 
The proposed regulations would reduce paperwork and transaction times 
for DEA registrants who dispense or prescribe controlled substances. 
The proposed regulations would also reduce the number of prescription 
errors caused by illegible handwriting and misunderstood oral 
prescriptions. They would allow pharmacies and hospitals to integrate 
prescription records into other medical records more directly, 
increasing efficiency, and would reduce the time patients spend waiting 
to have prescriptions filled. These proposed regulations are consistent 
with paperwork reduction mandates. These proposed regulations also 
respond to the requirements of Public Law 106-229, the ``Electronic 
Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act,'' while ensuring 
security and authentication. In a separate related rulemaking (RIN 
1117-AA60), DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to provide the 
option of ordering Schedule I and II controlled substances 
electronically in a manner consistent with the requirements of the 
Controlled Substances Act (CSA)(21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/05/01                    66 FR 13274
NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-214

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of

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Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA60
RIN: 1117-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




1698. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HANDLERS OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, EPHEDRINE, 
AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to require that manufacturers, distributors, 
importers and exporters of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and 
phenylpropanolamine implement security procedures similar to those of 
Schedules III through V controlled substances to prevent the theft and 
diversion of these List I chemicals. Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine are 
used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, and 
phenylpropanolamine is used in the illegal manufacture of amphetamine.
The vast majority of these clandestine laboratories were producing 
methamphetamine using over-the-counter regulated drug products. Some of 
the product found at these clandestine laboratories came from thefts at 
manufacturers, distributors, importers and exporters. Almost all of the 
reports of List I chemical thefts reported to DEA in the past few years 
have involved pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine.
Therefore, to address the problem of diversion of pseudoephedrine, 
ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine through theft, DEA is proposing that 
manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters of these three 
chemicals implement security procedures similar to those now used by 
registrants handling Schedules III through V controlled substances. 
These procedures include the storage of substances in a secure safe or 
steel cabinet, cage, or room and installation of a monitored alarm 
system linked to a central location. DEA will also be seeking input 
regarding alternative means to effectively prevent the theft and 
diversion of these products. Keeping pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and 
phenylpropanolamine products in such secure areas will limit the 
opportunity for theft.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-211

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




1699. REORGANIZATION AND CLARIFICATION OF DEA REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1302; 21 CFR 1303; 21 
CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1305; 21 CFR 1306; 21 CFR 1307; 21 CFR 1308; 21 CFR 
1309; 21 CFR 1310; 21 CFR 1312; 21 CFR 1313; ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing a revision and reorganization of title 21, 
Code of Federal Regulations, chapter II. These regulations relate to 
the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, importation, and exportation 
of controlled substances and the manufacture, distribution, 
importation, and exportation of listed chemicals. This action is being 
taken to further clarify and reorganize the current regulations. The 
regulations will be drafted in plain language to make them easier to 
understand.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-221

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________




1700. CHEMICAL MIXTURES CONTAINING LISTED FORMS OF PHOSPHORUS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In a previous rulemaking, (RIN 1117-AA57) DEA made red 
phosphorus, white phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid (and its salts) 
List I chemicals. Although 1117-AA57 was effective as of November 16, 
2001, (and it remains in effect) DEA asked for and received comments at 
the final rule stage on an exemption. DEA is still considering these 
comments and will publish a second final rule under the RIN 1117-AA57 
finalizing that rulemaking.
By this rulemaking (1117-AA66) DEA is requesting information from 
interested parties to propose regulations governing chemical mixtures 
containing the List I chemicals red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and 
hypophosphorous acid (and its salts). Currently, all chemical mixtures 
containing red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid 
(and its salts) are exempt from regulation. These mixtures will remain 
exempt until publication of rulemakings regarding chemical mixtures 
(see RIN 1117-AA31). These three List I chemicals are used industrially 
and have multiple commercial purposes. They are also used in the 
illicit production of methamphetamine and amphetamine. Information 
sought will help determine whether there are chemical mixtures 
containing red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid 
(and its salts) which should be exempt from the regulations governing 
listed chemicals.

[[Page 30528]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/31/03                     68 FR 4968
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/01/03
NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-228

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA57, Related To 1117-AA31
RIN: 1117-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




1701. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION WAIVERS; EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL 
REGISTRATION FEES FOR CERTAIN PERSONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309; 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing amending its regulations to waive the 
requirement of registration for contract processors, medical/first aid 
kit providers, distributors of sample packages of drug products, 
distributors of research/reference standards, and rural wholesale 
distributors. These actions are being taken in response to industry 
comments and suggestions. DEA has determined that requiring 
registration for these activities is not necessary for effective 
enforcement under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and waiving the 
requirement of registration will ease regulatory burdens for the 
affected industries. DEA is also proposing exempting charitable 
organizations and governmental entities from initial and renewal 
registration fees. These fee exemptions will bring the chemical 
regulations into conformance with the controlled substances 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Additional Information: DEA-189

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________




1702. AUTHORITY FOR PRACTITIONERS TO DISPENSE OR PRESCRIBE APPROVED 
NARCOTIC (OPIOD) SUBSTANCES FOR MAINTENANCE OR DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
829; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 956; ...

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1306

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing amendments to its regulations to implement 
the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA). These amendments would 
allow qualified practitioners to dispense and prescribe narcotic 
(opiod) controlled substances approved by the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) specifically for use in maintenance or 
detoxification treatment.
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and current regulations require 
that practitioners who want to conduct maintenance or detoxification 
treatment using narcotic (opiod) controlled substances be registered 
with DEA as narcotic treatment programs (NTPS) in addition to the 
practitioners' personal registrations. The separate NTP registrations 
authorize the practitioners to dispense or administer, but not 
prescribe, narcotic (opiod) controlled substances.
These regulations establish an exemption from the separate registration 
requirement for qualified practitioners dispensing or prescribing 
Schedule III, IV, and V narcotic (opiod) controlled substances approved 
by the FDA specifically for use in maintenance or detoxification 
treatment. This NPRM would allow ``qualifying physicians,'' whether 
they are already registered as NTPs or not, to dispense and prescribe 
Schedule III, IV, and V narcotic (opiod) controlled substances or 
combinations of controlled substances approved by FDA specifically for 
use in maintenance or detoxification treatment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-202

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




1703. RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG PRODUCTS 
CONTAINING GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID (GHB)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 827; 21 USC 829; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 958; 21 USC 965; ...

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1306; 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is publishing a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its regulations to 
require additional recordkeeping and reporting requirements for drug 
products containing gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) for which an 
application has been approved under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act. The Hillary J.

[[Page 30529]]

Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000 
establishes specific reporting and recordkeeping requirements with 
respect to the distribution and dispensing of drug products containing 
GHB.
This NPRM proposes recordkeeping requirements for practitioners 
dispensing Schedule III GHB drug products and reporting requirements 
for manufacturers and distributors of Schedule III GHB drug products. 
Specifically, this NPRM would require pharmacies and practitioners 
dispensing GHB to maintain and make available for inspection the name 
of the prescribing practitioner, the prescribing practitioner's Federal 
and State registration numbers with expiration dates, verification that 
the prescribing practitioner possesses appropriate registration, the 
patient's insurance provider, if available, as well as the patient's 
medical need for the drug. This NPRM also proposes to include Schedule 
III GHB drug products as controlled substances that must be reported 
under the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-234

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________




1704. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On December 1, 1999, DEA published a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (see RIN 1117-AA50) regarding its chemical registration and 
reregistration fees. Subsequent to publication of this rule, DEA's 
investigative activities increased. As has been previously noted 
elsewhere, costs for investigative activities including, but not 
limited to, extensive investigation and collection of documentation of 
violative practices by registrants, attorney review and preparation by 
DEA's Office of Chief Counsel, staff and attorney time to prepare for 
proceedings to deny or revoke a registration, and Administrative Law 
Judge and staff to conduct registration denial hearings were not 
included in previous fee calculations. Due to the increased costs 
associated with these investigative activities, DEA is re-evaluating 
the costs of the chemical control program and calculating new fees to 
incorporate these increased costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-235

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA50
RIN: 1117-AA72
_______________________________________________________________________




1705. [bull] REPORTS BY REGISTRANTS OF THEFT OR SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF 
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; ...

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is amending its regulations to clarify its policy 
regarding reports by registrants of theft or significant loss of 
controlled substances. There has been some confusion as to what 
constitutes a significant loss, and when and how initial notice of a 
theft or loss should be provided to DEA. This Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking proposes the clarification of DEA regulations and provides 
guidance to registrants regarding the theft, significant loss, and 
explained loss of controlled substances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA 196

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA73
_______________________________________________________________________




1706. [bull] PREVENTING THE ACCUMULATION OF SURPLUS CONTROLLED 
SUBSTANCES AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To address the accumulation of excess controlled substances 
at long term care facilities (LTCFs), the Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) is proposing to permit the use of automated 
dispensing systems operated by provider pharmacies. Specifically, this 
proposed rule would permit a DEA-registered pharmacy to register at a 
LTCF (without any additional registration fees) and to store controlled 
substances in the automated dispensing system at the LTCF. The use of 
automated dispensing systems would allow dispensing of single dosage 
units of prescribed controlled substances, provide electronic records 
of each dispensing, and mitigate the problem of excess stocks of 
controlled substances at the LTCF and the disposal of those stocks.

[[Page 30530]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-240

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA75
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1707. DEFINITION AND REGISTRATION OF REVERSE DISTRIBUTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In years past, most pharmaceutical manufacturers and 
wholesalers, as a service to their customers, accepted returns of 
outdated/damaged merchandise. Also, agencies such as DEA and State 
Boards of Pharmacy accepted surrendered drugs or witnessed their 
disposal by controlled substance registrants. Over the past several 
years, environmental concerns and regulations have eliminated many of 
the disposal options which had been available. As a result, drug 
producers and government agencies alike are increasingly reluctant to 
be involved in the disposal process. Due to these factors and the time 
and resources expended by DEA and manufacturers, DEA is proposing the 
establishment of this essential link in the legitimate distribution 
chain.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/23/95                    60 FR 43732
NPRM Comment Period End         10/23/95
Interim Final Rule              07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-108

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA19
_______________________________________________________________________




1708. EXEMPTION OF CHEMICAL MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Domestic Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 removed 
the exemption from regulation for chemical mixtures. Chemical mixtures 
are now regulated, unless specifically exempted by the Administrator. 
In the proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Domestic 
Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993, DEA proposed regulations 
regarding exemption of chemical mixtures. Based on industry comments, 
the proposed regulations were subsequently withdrawn for reassessment 
and consultation with industry. Based on extensive consultations with 
industry, DEA has published proposed regulations intended to establish 
the least possible burden on industry while remaining consistent with 
the requirements of the law. Comments received on the proposed 
regulations are currently being reviewed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Exemption Chemical Mixtures  NPRM 09/16/98 (63 FR 49506)  NPRM Comment 
Period End 04/16/99  NPRM Comment Period Extended 09/12/99 (64 FR 
7144)  Final Rule 10/00/03  Comment Period End 12/00/03

Exemption of Chemical Mixtures Containing the List I Chemicals 
Ephedrine, N-Methylephedrine, N-Methylpseudoephdrine, 
Norpseudoephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine, and Pseudoephedrine  NPRM 09/
16/98 (63 FR 49506)  NPRM Comment Period End 04/06/99  NPRM Comment 
Period Extended 09/12/99 (64 FR 7144)  Final Action 05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-137

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

RIN: 1117-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




1709. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871 (b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In December 1999, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 
proposed to amend its application fees for registration and 
reregistration of manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters 
of List I chemicals, as authorized by section 3(a) of the Domestic 
Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 (DCDCA), reducing the fees from 
$595.00 to $326.00 for initial registration, and the reregistration 
fees from $477.00 to $171.00. Fees for retail registrants were proposed 
to increase from $255.00 to $326.00 for

[[Page 30531]]

registration, and from $116.00 to $171.00 for reregistration. Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-25 requires a periodic review of user 
charges for agency programs. Subsequent to publication, concerns were 
raised about costs included in this user fee.
As DEA has noted in previous rulemakings on this subject, certain costs 
for investigative activities have not been included in previous fees. 
Specifically, costs for investigative activities including, but not 
limited to, extensive investigation and collection of documentation of 
violative practices by registrants, attorney review and preparation by 
DEA's Office of Chief Counsel, staff and attorney time to prepare for 
proceedings to deny or revoke a registration, and Administrative Law 
Judge and staff to conduct registration denial hearings were not 
included in previous fee calculations. Costs for these investigative 
activities have risen as DEA activities have increased necessitating 
the re-evaluation of this user fee. Based on these concerns, DEA will 
be publishing a notice to formally withdraw the rulemaking.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/01/99                    64 FR 67216
NPRM Comment Period End         01/31/00
Notice: Withdrawing Rulemaking  10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-185

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA72
RIN: 1117-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




1710. PLACEMENT OF GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE IN LIST I OF THE CONTROLLED 
SUBSTANCES ACT (21 U.S.C. 802)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Public Law 106-172, signed into law on February 18, 2000, and 
known as the ``Hillary J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug 
Prohibition Act of 2000'' amends section 102(34) of the Controlled 
Substances Act as amended (CSA) by designating gamma-butyrolactone 
(GBL), the precursor to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), as a List I 
chemical. Reflecting this change in statute, on April 24, 2000, the 
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) amended its regulations to 
reflect the status of GBL as a List I chemical subject to the 
requirements of the CSA and its regulations. Establishment of a 
threshold for GBL is the subject of a separate rulemaking, proposed on 
October 24, 2001. Therefore, unless and until a threshold is 
established, any distribution of GBL is a regulated transaction as 
described by 21 CFR 1300.02(b)(28). All handlers of GBL must comply 
with the CSA regulatory requirements pertaining to List I chemicals as 
described in the body of this document. Further, DEA is considering 
regulations regarding exemption of chemical mixtures containing GBL 
(RIN 1117-AA64).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Placement of Gamma-Butyrolactone in List I of the Controlled Substance 
Act ( 21 U.S.C. 802)  Final Rule 04/24/00 (65 FR 21645)

Threshold for Gamma-Butyrolactone  NPRM 10/24/01 (66 FR 
53746)  Correction 12/12/01 (66 FR 64173)  NPRM Comment Period End 12/
24/01  Final Action 07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-199, DEA-203

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA64
RIN: 1117-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________




1711. CONTROL OF RED PHOSPHORUS, WHITE PHOSPHORUS, AND HYPOPHOSPHOROUS 
ACID (AND ITS SALTS) AS LIST I CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Because of their use and importance in the illicit 
manufacture of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, DEA 
is proposing the addition of red phosphorus, white phosphorus (also 
known as yellow phosphorus), and hypophosphorous acid (and its salts) 
as List I chemicals. These phosphorus chemicals have been identified as 
being important chemicals for the illicit production of 
methamphetamine. As List I chemicals, handlers of these materials will 
be subject to Controlled Substances Act (CSA) chemical regulatory 
controls including registration, recordkeeping, reporting, and import/
export requirements. DEA has determined that these controls are 
necessary to prevent the diversion of these chemicals to clandestine 
drug laboratories.
DEA has conducted an extensive review of the phosphorus industry, 
publishing an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. DEA's review 
indicated that there are only two domestic producers of white 
phosphorus and three producers of red phosphorus, or hypophosphorous 
acid (and its salts). While producers of white phosphorus will be 
required to register with DEA and maintain records of each regulated 
transaction (i.e., all transactions of these chemicals), over 98 
percent of the phosphorus produced is converted to a form not impacted 
by this regulation. The remaining 2 percent of the phosphorus (used 
domestically) is utilized in its elemental form (i.e., as red 
phosphorus or white phosphorus) or used to produce all other phosphorus 
chemicals. Therefore, this regulation will only affect the distribution 
of less than 2 percent of the industry at the end user level. Further, 
DEA is considering regulations regarding the exemption of chemical 
mixtures containing red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and 
hypophosphorous acid (and its salts).

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/02/00                     65 FR 4913
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/03/00
NPRM                            09/25/00                    65 FR 57577
NPRM Comment Period End         11/24/00
Final Rule                      10/17/01                    66 FR 52670
Comment Period End              11/16/01
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-198

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA66
RIN: 1117-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________




1712. ALLOWING CENTRAL FILL PHARMACIES TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR 
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ON BEHALF OF RETAIL PHARMACIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 
824; 21 USC 871 (b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1305; 21 
CFR 1306; 21 CFR 1307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is amending its regulations to provide for the use of 
central fill pharmacies, also known as refill pharmacies, fulfillment 
centers, or call centers. Unlike retail pharmacies which dispense 
controlled substances directly to the patient, central fill pharmacies 
provide a service to retail pharmacies by preparing and packaging 
prescriptions for retail pharmacies to dispense to the patient. 
Prescription information is transmitted from a retail pharmacy to a 
central fill pharmacy where the prescription is filled or refilled. The 
filled prescription is delivered to the retail pharmacy for pickup by 
the patient. Industry has expressed interest in utilizing central fill 
pharmacy operations to allow for more efficient delivery of 
prescriptions to patients.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/06/01                    66 FR 46567
NPRM Comment Period End         11/05/01
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-208

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




1713. CHEMICAL MIXTURES CONTAINING GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In previous rulemakings, DEA made gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) a 
List I chemical and established thresholds for transactions involving 
this chemical. DEA is requesting information from interested persons in 
order to propose regulations governing chemical mixtures containing 
gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), a List I chemical. Currently, all chemical 
mixtures containing GBL are exempt from regulation. These mixtures will 
remain exempt until publication of rulemakings regarding chemical 
mixtures (see RIN 1117-AA31). GBL is used in the illicit manufacture of 
GHB, a Schedule I controlled substance. Specifically, DEA is seeking 
information on the types of products containing GBL; the concentration 
levels of GBL in the product formulations; and the packaging, 
distribution, use, and commercial availability of these products. This 
information will help to determine whether there are chemical mixtures 
containing GBL which should be exempt from the regulations governing 
listed chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/19/02                    67 FR 47493
Correction                      08/19/02                    67 FR 53842
Correction                      09/05/02                    67 FR 56776
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/17/02
Interim Final Rule              11/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-222

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related To 1117-AA52, Related To 1117-AA31
RIN: 1117-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________




1714. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHAMPHETAMINE ANTI-PROLIFERATION ACT: 
THRESHOLDS FOR RETAILERS AND FOR DISTRIBUTORS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT REPORTS 
UNDER 21 U.S.C. 830(B)(3); CHANGES TO MAIL ORDER REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 
824; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 977; 21 USC 951; 21 
USC 958; ...

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1309; 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule is a conforming regulation that implements 
the provisions of the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000 
(MAPA). For retailers and for distributors required to submit monthly 
mail order reports under 21 U.S.C. 830(b)(3), MAPA reduced the 
transaction thresholds for pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine drug 
products to 9 grams per single transaction and added a package size 
restriction of 3 grams. MAPA added the requirement that distributors 
who are subject to submitting mail order reports must

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report certain export transactions. To reduce the burden on the 
regulated industry, MAPA established certain exemptions to the mail 
order reporting requirement and gave DEA authority to grant additional 
exemptions as warranted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-210

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA69
_______________________________________________________________________




1715. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION APPLICATION 
FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; ...

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to adjust the current fee schedule for DEA 
controlled substances registration to adequately recover necessary 
costs associated with the Diversion Control Program (DCP) as mandated 
by the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1993, section 111(b), Public Law 
102-395. DEA published its last fee revision in 1993. Since that time, 
fees have remained unchanged. This NPRM proposes the fee structure 
under the existing registration system to fully support the operations 
of the DCP for fiscal years 2003 through 2005. DEA is required by law 
to collect the full costs of the DCP.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/18/03                     68 FR 7728
NPRM Comment Period End         04/21/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-232

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1716. INDUSTRIAL USE OF PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS DERIVED FROM CANNABIS 
PLANTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1308

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action (Clarification of 
List of Tetra- hydrocannabinols 03/21/03                    68 FR 14114
Final Action (Exemption fr. 
Control of Cert Industr. 
Products & Material Derived Fr 
Cannabis Plant)                 03/21/03                    68 FR 14119
Final Action Effective 
(Clarification of List of Tetra- 
hydrocannabinols)               04/21/03
Final Action Effective 
(Exemption fr. Control of 
Cert.Indus. Products Derived 
fr.Cannabis Plant)              04/21/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank Sapienza
Phone: 202 307-7183

RIN: 1117-AA55
_______________________________________________________________________




1717. [bull] CORRECTION TO CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is hereby correcting title 21, Code of Federal 
Regulations, section 1310.04 to reinstate paragraph (g) which was 
inadvertently removed by a previous rulemaking. Paragraph (g) addresses 
listed chemicals for which no threshold has been established.
Prior to October 2001, this paragraph had listed only one chemical, 
ephedrine, as having no threshold. On October 17, 2001, three 
chemicals--red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid 
(and its salts)--were added to paragraph (g) by final rulemaking. On 
March 28, 2002, DEA published another final rule amending 21 CFR 
1310.04. In this rulemaking, DEA failed to note the October 2001 
amendments to paragraph (g) and thus removed the paragraph, and 
inserted its contents in paragraph (f). This final rule seeks to 
correct the inadvertent removal of paragraph (g) and its subparagraphs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      03/11/03                    68 FR 11471
Final Rule Effective            03/11/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA 242

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA74


[[Page 30534]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)



_______________________________________________________________________




1718. AUTHORITY OF IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO ISSUE CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; 8 USC 
1103; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 1101 note; 8 USC 1362; 28 USC 509; 8 USC 
1324b; 28 USC 510; 28 USC 1746; Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950, sec 2

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1; 8 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to amend the regulations by implementing 
the statutory authority given to Immigration Judges to sanction by 
civil money penalty any action or inaction in contempt of the Judge's 
proper exercise of authority. This statutory authority is derived from 
section 304 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208 (IIRIRA), September 30, 
1996. This rule sets forth the types of conduct for which civil money 
penalty sanctions may be imposed, the procedures for imposing these 
sanctions, the affirmative defenses which may excuse the imposition of 
a civil money penalty sanction, and the procedures for appealing such 
sanctions. The rule also adds an additional ground for disciplinary 
sanctions under 8 CFR section 3.102 for engaging in a pattern and 
practice of conduct which has been found to be in contempt of the 
Immigration Judge's proper exercise of authority.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA18
_______________________________________________________________________




1719. SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR CERTAIN 
BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN; MOTIONS TO REOPEN FOR CERTAIN BATTERED 
SPOUSES AND CHILDREN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1182; 8 
USC 1186a; 8 USC 1224 to 1227; 8 USC 1251; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 
1251a; 8 USC 1252b; 8 USC 1324b; 8 USC 1362; 28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 
1746; Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950; 3 CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp, sec 2; PL 105-
100, sec 202-203; PL 105-277, sec 902; PL 106-386, sec 1506; PL 106-
554, sec 1505; PL 106-554, sec 1510; 8 CFR 2; 8 CFR 3; 8 CFR 240

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 3; 8 CFR 240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends Department regulations by establishing 
procedures incorporating the amended requirements of cancellation of 
removal for battered spouses and children under 240A(b)(2) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (Act), and suspension of deportation 
under former section 244(a)(3) of the Act (as it existed before April 
1, 1997), which were amended by section 1504 of the Battered Immigrant 
Women Protection Act of 2000.
This rule also amends Department regulations by establishing procedures 
for certain battered spouses and children to reopen their removal or 
deportation proceedings to apply for the relief of cancellation of 
removal or suspension of deportation under 240(c)(6)(C)(iv) of the Act 
(as amended by section 1506 of the Battered Immigrant Women Protection 
Act of 2000).
Additionally, this rule establishes procedures which must be followed 
by EOIR when an alien applies for a domestic violence victim waiver 
under section 237(a)(7) of the Act (as amended by section 1505(b) of 
the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 2000).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________




1720. [bull] EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW ATTORNEY/
REPRESENTATIVE REGISTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1362

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1.1(f) and (g); 8 CFR 3.0(e)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule concerns the Attorney General's authority 
to authorize practitioners, as defined under 8 CFR sections 1.1(f) and 
(g), respectively, to represent aliens in immigration proceedings 
pursuant to statute. Under the pertinent statutory provision, aliens in 
immigration proceedings ``shall have the privilege of being represented 
(at no expense to the government) by such counsel, authorized to 
practice in such proceedings, as he shall choose.'' 8 U.S.C. 1362
The proposed rule arises out of EOIR's electronic government 
initiatives which, when fully implemented, will enable electronic case 
access and filing for individuals in immigration proceedings before 
EOIR. In essence, the rule amends the current definitions of 
``attorney'' and ``representative,'' the classes of individuals 
authorized to represent aliens, to include only those persons who have 
registered with EOIR.
Additionally, the rule delegates authority to the Director to require 
such a registration, and to establish procedures for registration. In 
concert with that authority, the rule permits the Director to 
administratively suspend from practice before EOIR any practitioner who 
fails to comply with registration procedures and requirements.
Functionally, practitioners will be required to register with EOIR over 
a secure internet connection, by providing name, address(es), date-of-
birth, last four digits of social security number, and bar admission 
data.

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Registered practitioners will be assigned a unique UserId and password 
that will authorize them to conduct electronic transactions with EOIR 
from desktop personal computers.
Registration of practitioners assures the functionality, security, and 
success of EOIR's electronic government initiative, and serves as a 
prerequisite to electronic case access and filing by practitioners.
The proposed practitioner registration rule furnishes the Attorney 
General with the optimum measure of adaptability to establish the 
criteria and procedures for practitioner registration, while also 
preserving fairness for regulated parties and ensuring efficiency in 
government operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________




1721. [bull] REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATOR'S FINDINGS AND IMPOSING REMEDIES 
AGAINST EMPLOYERS HIRING H-1B VISA WORKERS OVER EQUALLY OR BETTER 
QUALIFIED U.S. WORKERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103(a); 8 USC 1182(n); 8 USC 1324b

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 44

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule provides administrative review and the imposition 
of remedies for a ``failure to select'' cause of action under the 
American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1988. This 
new cause of action allows an aggrieved party to file a complaint 
against a covered employer when it seeks to hire an H-1B visa holder 
over an equally or better qualified United States worker who applied 
for the job. Arbitrators of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation 
Service will adjudicate the complaints. The regulation also allows for 
a review of the Arbitrator's findings, if necessary, imposing remedies 
against the employer.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)



_______________________________________________________________________




1722. SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1182; 8 USC 1186a; 8 USC 1224 to 
1227; 8 USC 1251 to 1252; 8 USC 1362; PL 105-100, sec 202

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the regulations of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review and the Immigration and Naturalization Service by 
eliminating the conditional grant process at 8 CFR 240.21 and 
establishing a permanent procedure for processing suspension of 
deportation and cancellation of removal cases. This rule is necessary 
to implement the numerical limitation on suspension of deportation and 
cancellation of removal and adjustment of status imposed by the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) 
and the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act of 1997 
(NACARA).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/30/98                    63 FR 52134
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/30/98
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________




1723. AUTHORITIES DELEGATED TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR 
IMMIGRATION REVIEW

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 1252b; 8 
USC 1362; 28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 1746

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 3; 8 CFR 240; 28 CFR

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule outlines the authorities and powers (and 
limitations thereto) delegated by the Attorney General to the Director 
of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Chairman of 
the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the Chief Immigration 
Judge. These authorities include such managerial responsibilities as: 
Issuing operational instructions, setting policies, providing for the 
training of staff, and ensuring the efficient disposition of cases. One 
of the limitations on the powers of the Director of EOIR, the Chairman 
of the

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BIA, and the Chief Immigration Judge is that they cannot direct the 
result of a case adjudication assigned to someone else. Further, the 
Director of EOIR cannot adjudicate cases.
Additionally, this rule makes technical amendments to better describe 
EOIR's components: The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Office 
of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ), and the Office of the Chief 
Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81434
NPRM Comment Period End         02/26/01
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA27
_______________________________________________________________________




1724. MOTIONS TO REOPEN FOR SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND SPECIAL RULE 
CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 1505(C) OF THE LIFE ACT 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1103, 1252 note, 1252b, 1324b, 1362; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 1746; sec 203 of PL 105-100; secs 1506 and 
1510 of PL 106-386; sec 1505 of PL 106-554

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule amends the regulations of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review (EOIR) by establishing a special procedure for the 
filing and adjudication of motions to reopen to apply for suspension of 
deportation and cancellation of removal pursuant to section 1505(c) of 
the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act Amendments of 2000 (LIFE Act 
Amendments). Motions to reopen under this rule must have been filed on 
or before October 16, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/17/01                    66 FR 37119
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/17/01
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




1725. SECTION 212(C) RELIEF FOR ALIENS WITH CERTAIN CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS 
BEFORE APRIL 1, 1997

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1182; 8 USC 1186a; 8 USC 1224-1227; 
8 USC 1251; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 1252a; 8 USC 1252b; PL 105-110, sec 
202-203; PL 105-277, sec 902; 8 CFR 2

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule amends the regulations of the EOIR and the INS by 
establishing procedures for certain lawful permanent residents (LPRs) 
with certain criminal convictions to apply for a waiver of 
inadmissibility pursuant to former section 212(c) of the INA. It is 
only applicable to certain LPRs whose convictions were prior to April 
1, 1997. It applies to certain LPRs who have cases pending before EOIR 
or are under final administrative orders. This rule will broaden 
eligibility for INA section 212(c) relief in light of the recent 
Supreme Court decision in INS v. St. Cyr, 121 (S. Ct. 2271 (2001)).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/13/02                    67 FR 52627
Correction                      08/22/02                    67 FR 54360
NPRM Comment Period End         10/15/02
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________




1726. PROTECTIVE ORDERS IN IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATION PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note, 1103, 1231, 1252 note, 
1252b, 1324b, 1253, 1362; 28 USC 509, 510, 1746; sec 2, Reorg Plan No 2 
of 1950; 3 CFR 1949-1953 Comp, p 1002; section 203 of PL 105-100, 111 
Stat 2196-200; sections 1506 and 1510 of PL 106-386, 114 Stat 1527-29, 
1531-32; section 1505 of PL 106-554, 114 Stat 2763A-326 to 2763A-328

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends regulations governing the Executive Office 
for Immigration Review (EOIR) by authorizing immigration judges to 
issue protective orders to limit public disclosure of sensitive law 
enforcement or national defense information during immigration 
proceedings. The rule is applicable in all proceedings before 
immigration judges, but involves only a small number of cases.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/28/02                    67 FR 36799
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/29/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA38

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1727. [bull] TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION OVER APPEALS OF FINES FROM THE 
BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE 
HEARING OFFICER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 280.61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule removes the Board of Immigration Appeals' 
(Board) jurisdiction over appeals of INS decisions involving 
administrative fines under part 280 of title 8 CFR, and transfers that 
authority to Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer 
(OCAHO). Part 280 governs the administration of fines under a variety 
of provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), most of 
which pertain to common carriers. Most of the appeals are fines imposed 
under section 273 of the INA. The transfer is essentially a 
reallocation of agency resources within the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review to improve caseload management by substituting a 
different set of decision makers, the OCAHO for the Board, while 
preserving the same procedures for the adjudication of appeals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/19/02                     67 FR 7309
NPRM Comment Period End         03/21/02
Final Rule                      10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470

Related RIN: Split From 1125-AA36
RIN: 1125-AA41
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Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions


Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)



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1728. [bull] REORGANIZATION OF TITLE 8, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 3 CFR; 8 CFR 2; 5 USC 301; 5 USC 552; 5 USC 552a; 8 
USC 226a; 8 USC 451; 8 USC 1101 to 1104; 8 USC 1151; 8 USC 1153 to 
1155; 8 USC 1157 to 1159; 8 USC 1181 to 1184; 8 USC 1186a; 8 USC 1186b; 
8 USC 1187; 8 USC 1201; 8 USC 1203; 8 USC 1221; 8 USC 1223 to 1229; 8 
USC 1231; 8 USC 1251 to 1257; 8 USC 1259; 8 USC 1281 to 1286; 8 USC 
1301 to 1305; 8 USC 1322 to 1323; 8 USC 1324a; 8 USC 1324b; 8 USC 
1324c; 8 USC 1330; 8 USC 1356 to 1357; 8 USC 1359; 8 USC 1362; 8 USC 
1372; 8 USC 1429; 8 USC 1443; 8 USC 1448; 18 USC 4002; 18 USC 
4013(a)(4); 18 USC 4013(c)(4); 28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 1746; 31 USC 
9701; 48 USC 1901 note; 48 USC 1931 note; Homeland Security Act of 
2002; Proc 3004; PL 101-410, secs 103 and 104; sec 141 of the Compacts 
of Free Association With the Federated States of Micron; sec 2, Reorg. 
Plan No. 2 of 1950; secs 202 and 203 of PL 105-100; secs 262, 289, and 
643 of PL 104-208; secs 1506 and 1510 of PL 106-386; sec 1505 of PL 
106-554; sec 902, PL 105-227; EO 12356; 18 FR 489; 47 FR 14874; 47 FR 
15557; 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; 1953 Supp Interpret or apply 
sec 215; 3 CFR, 1982 Comp, p 166; 104 Stat 890, as amended by PL 104-
134; 110 Stat 1321; 110 Stat 3309-708; 111 Stat 2160; 111 Stat 2193; 
111 Stat 2196-200; 112 Stat 2681; 114 Stat 2763a-326 to -328; 114 Stat 
1531-32; 114 Stat 1527-29; 45 Stat 401; 54 Stat 670; 66 Stat 173-174; 
66 Stat 190; 66 Stat 195; 66 Stat 197; 66 Stat 201; 66 Stat 203; 66 
Stat 212; 66 Stat 219; 66 Stat 221-224; 66 Stat 226-227; 66 Stat 230; 
66 Stat 234

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1; 8 CFR 3; 8 CFR 101; 8 CFR 103; 8 CFR 204; 8 CFR 
205; 8 CFR 207; 8 CFR 208; 8 CFR 209; 8 CFR 211; 8 CFR 212; 8 CFR 214; 
8 CFR 215; 8 CFR 216; 8 CFR 235; 8 CFR 236; 8 CFR 238; 8 CFR 239; 8 CFR 
240; 8 CFR 241; 8 CFR 244; 8 CFR 245; 8 CFR 246; 8 CFR 249; 8 CFR 270; 
8 CFR 274a; 8 CFR 280; 8 CFR 287; 8 CFR 292; 8 CFR 337; 8 CFR 507; 8 
CFR 1001; 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1101; 8 CFR 1103; 8 CFR 1204; 8 CFR 1205; 8 
CFR 1207; 8 CFR 1208; 8 CFR 1209; 8 CFR 1211; 8 CFR 1212; 8 CFR 1214; 8 
CFR 1215; 8 CFR 1216; 8 CFR 1235; 8 CFR 1236; 8 CFR 1238; 8 CFR 1239; 8 
CFR 1240; 8 CFR 1241; 8 CFR 1244; 8 CFR 1245; 8 CFR 1246; 8 CFR 1249; 8 
CFR 1270; 8 CFR 1274a; 8 CFR 1280; 8 CFR 1287; 8 CFR 1292; 8 CFR 1299; 
8 CFR 1337; 28 CFR 200

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (HSA), 
transfers the functions of the Immigration and Nationality Service 
(INS) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The HSA also 
retains in the Department of Justice, under the direction of the 
Attorney General, the Executive Office for Immigration Review. This 
final rule is a technical rule. It reflects the transfer of the 
functions of the INS to DHS through the division of jurisdiction over 
regulations currently codified in 8 CFR chapter I. A new chapter V has 
been created in parallel to the existing structure of chapter I. This 
rule transfers to chapter V those parts and sections that deal with 
procedures before immigration judges and the Board of Immigration 
Appeals. This rule also duplicates in chapter V a number of parts and 
sections that affect both the EOIR and the INS, such as the asylum 
regulations. For example, in asylum proceedings before immigration 
judges, applicable provisions of chapter I, part 208 (e.g., 8 CFR 
208.15(a)) are established in parallel in chapter V, part 1208 (e.g., 8 
CFR 1208.15(a)).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      02/28/03                     68 FR 9824
Final Rule Effective            02/28/03
Technical Amendment             03/05/03                    68 FR 10349

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles Adkins-Blanch, General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, 2600 Skyline Tower, 
5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

[[Page 30538]]

Phone: 703 305-0470

RIN: 1125-AA42

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)



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1729. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTIONS 104 AND 109 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS 
ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 103-414 Communications Assistance for Law 
Enforcement Act; PL 104-208 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 
1997

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 100

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, October 25, 1998, While CALEA 
required telecommunications carriers to be in compliance with section 
103 by October 25, 1998, the FCC exercised (continued in Additional 
Information).

Abstract: As required by section 109 of the Communications Assistance 
for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the FBI promulgated Cost Recovery 
Regulations allowing telecommunications carriers to recover certain 
costs associated with implementing CALEA. The final rule was published 
on March 20, 1997 (62 FR 13307), and became effective on April 21, 
1997. In response to public comment received during this rulemaking, 
the FBI published an ANPRM on November 19, 1996 (61 FR 58799), which 
solicited input on the definition of the term ``significant upgrade or 
major modification'' as used by CALEA. The ``significant upgrade or 
major modification'' NPRM was published on April 28, 1998 (63 FR 
23231). The FBI is currently preparing a supplemental notice of 
proposed rulemaking, which will define the terms ``replaced'' and 
``significantly upgraded or otherwise undergone major modification,'' 
which when codified will amend the Cost Recovery Regulations.
Additionally, CALEA section 104 requires the Attorney General to 
publish a Notice of Actual and Maximum Capacity in order to provide 
telecommunications carriers with the information they will need to meet 
law enforcement's future simultaneous electronic surveillance 
requirements. For local exchange, cellular, and broadband PCS, the FBI 
published an Initial Notice of Capacity on October 16, 1995 (60 FR 
53643), and a Second Notice of Capacity on January 14, 1997 (62 FR 
1902). The FBI published the Final Notice of Capacity for local 
exchange, cellular, and broadband PCS on March 12, 1998 (63 FR 12218). 
Additionally, the FBI published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in the 
Federal Register on December 18, 1998 (63 FR 70160), which solicited 
information on and suggestions for developing reasonable methodologies 
for characterizing capacity requirements for telecommunications 
services and technologies other than local exchange, cellular, and 
broadband PCS. Comments were due on February 16, 1999. Information 
gathered in response to the NOI was used in publishing the Further 
Notice of Inquiry (FNOI) on June 30, 2000 (65 FR 40694). Comments were 
due August 29, 2000. Information gathered in response to the FNOI will 
be used in the publication of an Initial Notice of Capacity for 
developing reasonable capacity methodologies for the paging, mobile 
satellite, specialized mobile radio, and enhanced specialized mobile 
radio services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

``Significant upgrade or major modification''  ANPRM 11/19/96 (61 FR 
58799)  ANPRM Comment Period End 12/19/96  NPRM 04/28/98 (63 FR 
23231)  NPRM Comment Period End 06/29/98  Supplemental NPRM Proposing 
Definitions 10/05/01 (66 FR 50931)  Supplemental NPRM Comment Period 
End 12/04/01  Final Action 09/00/03

Cost Recovery Rule (Telecom. Carriers)  NPRM 05/10/96 (61 FR 
21396)  NPRM Comment Period End 07/09/96  Final Rule 03/20/97 (62 FR 
13307)  Final Rule Effective 04/21/97

Notice of Actual and Max. Cap.-local exch, cellular, broadb 
PCS  Initial Notice 10/16/95 (60 FR 53643)  Second Notice 01/14/97 (62 
FR 1902)  Final Notice 03/12/98 (63 FR 12217)

Notice of Actual and Max. Cap.-paging, MSS, SMR, ESMR  Notice of 
Inquiry (Cap Methodology) 12/18/98 (63 FR 70160)  Further Notice of 
Inquiry (Cap Methodology) 06/30/00 (65 FR 40694)  Initial Notice of 
Capacity 04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: STATUTORY DEADLINE CONT: its authority under 
section 107 of CALEA to grant carriers extensions of this compliance 
date. As a result of the FCC's order, carriers must now be in 
compliance with section 103 by June 30, 2000. If compliance is not 
reasonably achievable through application of available technology, the 
carrier may petition the FCC for a section 107 extension of up to 2 
years. By subsequent FCC orders, the assistance capability compliance 
date for packet mode communication is November 19, 2001, and for the 
additional capabilities/``punchlist'' capabilities is June 30, 2002. 
Carriers may again petition the FCC for a section 107 extension. 
Lastly, as a result of the publication of the Final Notice of Capacity 
for local exchange, cellular, and broadband PCS carriers, these 
carriers must be in compliance with section 104 by March 12, 2001.
Transferred from RIN 1105-AA39.
See also RIN 1110-AA10.

Agency Contact: Walter V. Meslar, Unit Chief, Telecommunications 
Contracts and Audit Unit, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 
20151
Phone: 703 814-4900

Leslie M. Szwajkowski, Unit Chief, Department of Justice, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference Center Drive, 
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 814-4800

[[Page 30539]]

Fax: 703 814-4750

RIN: 1110-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________




1730. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL STOLEN PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE 
INFORMATION SYSTEM (NSPMVIS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33109 to 33111

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Attorney General is required to establish a National 
Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle Information System (NSPMVIS) pursuant to 
the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 (49 U.S.C. 33109 to 33111). The FBI is 
coordinating efforts in this matter and, under delegated authority from 
the Attorney General, the FBI is issuing this rule to establish a 
national system to verify the theft status of major motor vehicle 
component parts and junk or salvage vehicles. The system will include 
certain information about each passenger motor vehicle reported to a 
law enforcement agency as stolen and not recovered. The rule provides 
how an individual or entity may obtain information from the system on 
whether a vehicle or part is listed as stolen. The rule also provides 
verification procedures to be followed by insurance carriers and 
certain motor vehicle part businesses. In order to verify the theft 
status of a part or junk or salvage vehicle, an identification number 
will have to be obtained from the part or vehicle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/02                    67 FR 17027
NPRM Comment Period End         06/10/02
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: (RIN 1110-AA01 has been transferred from RIN 
1105-AA44.)
The Criminal Division will issue a related regulation to implement the 
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). As required 
by statute, 49 U.S.C. section 30504(a), the regulation will direct junk 
yard and salvage yard operators and insurance carriers to file monthly 
reports with the operator of the NMVTIS concerning vehicles in their 
possession. (See RIN 1105-AA71.)

Agency Contact: Buffy M. Bonafield, Criminal Info Coordination, 
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division 
Module C-3, Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: 304 625-2000
Fax: 304 625-3875

RIN: 1110-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________




1731. REGULATIONS UNDER THE PAM LYCHNER SEXUAL OFFENDER TRACKING AND 
IDENTIFICATION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 104-236, sec 9

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, October 3, 1999, The Act does not 
distinguish between NPRM and final regulations.

Abstract: The FBI is issuing regulations to carry out the Pam Lychner 
Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996. These 
regulations include guidelines as to the operation and use of the 
national sex offender registry established by the FBI and the notice to 
be provided to the FBI in the event a registered sex offender moves 
interstate. The Bureau published its proposed rule on February 16, 
1999, at 64 FR 7562.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/16/99                     64 FR 7562
NPRM Comment Period End         04/19/99
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1105-AA56.

Agency Contact: Susan R. Davis, Management Analyst, Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division MOD C3, 1000 
Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: 304 625-2000

RIN: 1110-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________




1732. NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 922 to 925; 5 USC 605(b); EO 12866; EO 13132; 5 
USC 804; ...

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 25(b)(1); 28 CFR 25(b)(2); 28 CFR 25(b)(3); 28 CFR 
25.9(b)(4); 28 CFR 25.2; ...

Legal Deadline: Other, Judicial, October 22, 2001, Written comments 
regarding proposed rule must be submitted on or before.

Abstract: The Department promulgated regulations to govern the National 
Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in 1998 when the NICS 
became operational, and adopted amendments which became effective on 
July 3, 2001.
In this proposed rule, the Department published for public comment and 
further consideration five proposals to make additional changes in the 
NICS regulations. The proposed changes balance the legitimate privacy 
interests of law-abiding firearms purchasers and the Department's 
obligation to enforce the Brady Act and the Gun Control Act to prevent 
prohibited persons from purchasing firearms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/06/01                    66 FR 35567
NPRM Comment Period End         09/04/01
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    09/20/01                    66 FR 48390
NPRM Reopened Comment Period End10/22/01
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Fanny L. Haslebacher, Attorney Advisor, Access 
Integrity Unit, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
CJIS Division, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306-0147
Phone: 304 625-2000

RIN: 1110-AA07

[[Page 30540]]

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1733. CLAIMS OF EXEMPTIONS FROM PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVACY ACT AS TO FBI 
RECORDS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 16.96

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule clarifies the meaning of 28 CFR 16.96 ``Exemption 
of Federal Bureau of Investigation Systems--Limited Access'' by 
reorganizing the material and amplifying the reasons for exempting 
various FBI record systems from some provisions of the Privacy Act. The 
benefits will be greater ease of use by the public and more 
understandable, targeted claims of exemptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/03                     68 FR 4974
NPRM Comment Period End         03/03/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Beth Haley, Assistant General Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Room 7338, J. Edgar Hoover 
Building, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535-0001
Phone: 202 324-4523

David M. Hardy, Supervisory Attorney-Advisor, Department of Justice, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 6296, J. Edgar Hoover Building, 935 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535-0001
Phone: 202 324-3000

RIN: 1110-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________




1734. [bull] FINAL NOTICE OF CAPACITY; SUPPLEMENT TO RESPOND TO REMAND 
(SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 1003(a)(1)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by section 104 of the Communications Assistance 
for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the FBI published a Notice of Actual 
and Maximum Capacity in order to provide telecommunications carriers 
with the information they will need to meet law enforcement's future 
simultaneous electronic surveillance requirements. The FBI published 
the Final Notice of Capacity for local exchange, cellular, and 
broadband PCS on March 12, 1998 (63 FR 12218).
This Notice provided numerical requirements for the ``actual'' and 
``maximum'' numbers of surveillance that wired and wireless telephone 
networks should be able to accommodate, broken down by geographic 
region. The numbers were derived from a survey and analysis of the 
numbers of surveillance historically conducted at the same time in 
every region throughout the country.
After its issuance, telecommunications carriers and trade associations 
challenged the Final Notice on a number of grounds, primarily alleging 
that the numbers of surveillance stated therein were too high. To 
summarize, the FBI was directed by the Court of Appeals to provide 
further explanation on two issues: (1) The decision to treat as 
``simultaneous'' any two or more historical surveillance on the same 
day and, (2) the decision to set forth only one ``actual'' and one 
``maximum'' capacity requirement number per region, rather than 
separate requirements for each type of surveillance.
This Supplemental Notice provides further explanation for the FBI's 
interpretation of the term ``simultaneously,'' and sets forth a new 
method of interpreting the existing capacity requirements that will 
allow carriers to break out the number of communications interceptions 
from the total requirement. The Supplement also sets forth new guidance 
that will reduce the requirements for simultaneous communications 
interceptions applicable to carriers operating in regions with high 
capacity requirements. This is being done to reduce the concerns raised 
by the Court of Appeals that such carriers could be unduly burdened 
with requirements to accommodate an unduly high number of simultaneous 
interceptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: See also RIN 1110-AA00.

Agency Contact: Leslie M. Szwajkowski, Unit Chief, Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference 
Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 814-4800
Fax: 703 814-4750

RIN: 1110-AA10

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Legal Activities (LA)



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1735. MOTOR VEHICLE SALVAGE REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 49 USC 30504

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Attorney General is required to issue regulations 
directing junk yard and salvage yard operators and insurance carriers 
to file monthly reports with the operator of the National Motor Vehicle 
Title Information System (NMVTIS) concerning vehicles in their 
possession. The reports are required by statute, 49 U.S.C. section 
30504(a) and (b), to provide the vehicle identification numbers, the 
date on which the vehicle was obtained, and the name of the individual 
or entity from whom the vehicle was obtained. Salvage and junk yard 
operators are also required to provide a statement of whether the 
automobile was crushed or disposed of for sale or other purposes. 
Insurance carriers are also required to provide the name of the owner 
of the automobile at the time the report is filed.

[[Page 30541]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: On a related issue, the FBI expects to issue 
regulations implementing the National Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle 
Information System (NSPMVIS). (See RIN 1110-AA01.)

Agency Contact: Deborah Sorkin, Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, 
Office of Enforcement Operations, Criminal Division, 1301 New York 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 305-4023
Fax: 202 305-0562

RIN: 1105-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Legal Activities (LA)



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1736. FOREIGN AGENTS REGISTRATION ACT; REGULATIONS REVISED AND CLARIFIED 
TO REFLECT CHANGES IN THE LAW

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 611 et seq Foreign Agents Registration Act of 
1938

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 5.5(d)(10); 28 CFR 5.203(a); 28 CFR 5.204(a); 28 
CFR 5.205(a); 28 CFR 5.206(b); 28 CFR 5.304(c); 28 CFR 5.306(a); 28 CFR 
5.5(d)(11); 28 CFR 5.100(c); 28 CFR 5.100(d); 28 CFR 5.200(b); 28 CFR 
5.201(a)(1); 28 CFR 5.201(a)(2); 28 CFR 5.202(b); 28 CFR 5.202(e); ...

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As a result of the passage of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 
1995 (LDA) and the Lobbying Disclosure Technical Amendments Act of 1998 
(LDTAA), the Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the Criminal Division 
is issuing new regulations concerning changes in the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act of 1938 (FARA), as amended, 22 U.S.C. 611, et seq. 
These regulations replace the term ``political propaganda'' in the 
existing regulations with ``informational materials'' as provided in 
the LDA and make other changes to the FARA regulations required by the 
passage of the LDA and the LDTAA. The regulations also make other 
modifications to the existing regulations to facilitate the 
administration of FARA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/99                    64 FR 37065
NPRM Comment Period End         09/07/99
Final Action                    06/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: CFR CITATIONS CONT: 28 CFR 5.307; 28 CFR 
5.400(a) to (c); 28 CFR 5.401; 28 CFR 5.402(a) to (g); 28 CFR 
5.500(a)(4); 28 CFR 5.600; 28 CFR 5.601(a); 28 CFR 5.601(b).

Agency Contact: Marshall R. Williams, Chief, Registration Unit, 
Counterespionage Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, 
Room 9300, 1400 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-1216

RIN: 1105-AA45
_______________________________________________________________________




1737. CERTIFICATION AND DECERTIFICATION IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN SUITS 
BASED UPON ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND OTHER PERSONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 2679(b)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule revises 28 CFR part 15, pertaining to the defense 
of certain suits against Federal employees, to conform the regulations 
to changes made by the Federal Employee Liability Reform and Tort 
Compensation Act, Public Law 100-694. Under prior law, the defense of 
suits against Federal employees for torts committed in the scope of 
their employment was limited to claims involving the operation of motor 
vehicles. Public Law 100-694 expanded the coverage of the immunity 
provisions to include all common law torts committed by Federal 
employees in the scope of their employment. This rule conforms the 
Department's regulations to the expanded coverage of the statute.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/22/02                    67 FR 64844
NPRM Comment Period End         12/23/02
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: CIV 102

Agency Contact: James G. Touhey Jr., Trial Attorney, Torts Branch, 
Department of Justice, P.O. Box 888, Benjamin Franklin Station, 
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 616-4292

RIN: 1105-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________




1738. DESIGNATION OF AGENCIES TO RECEIVE AND INVESTIGATE REPORTS 
REQUIRED UNDER THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13032

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, April 28, 1999.

Abstract: On October 30, 1998, Congress passed the Protection of 
Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998 (PCSPA). The PCSPA requires 
providers of an electronic communication service or a remote computing 
service to the public, through a facility or means of interstate or 
foreign commerce, to report incidents of child pornography as defined 
by sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, or 2260 of title 18, United 
States Code, to the appropriate Federal agency. In order to facilitate 
effective reporting, the PCSPA requires the Attorney General to 
``designate an agency'' to receive and investigate such

[[Page 30542]]

reports of child pornography. The proposed rule previously published 
set forth the Attorney General's proposed designations and certain 
other matters covered by the PCSPA's reporting requirements.
On November 29, 1999, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2000, Public Law 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, Congress amended 42 U.S.C. 
13032 to require providers to report such incidents to the Cyber 
Tipline at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 
(NCMEC), which shall forward that report to a law enforcement agency or 
agencies designated by the Attorney General. An interim final rule is 
being prepared that will reflect the change in the Agency to receive 
the reports and designating law enforcement agencies with whom NCMEC 
may share the reports.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/99                    64 FR 28422
NPRM Comment Period End         07/26/99
Interim Final Rule              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Andrew Oosterbaan, Chief, Child Exploitation and 
Obscenity Section, Department of Justice, 1400 New York Avenue NW, 
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-5780

RIN: 1105-AA65
_______________________________________________________________________




1739. ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR ATTORNEYS FOR THE GOVERNMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 530B

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 77

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 19, 1999.

Abstract: This rule supersedes the Department of Justice regulations 
relating to Communications with Represented Persons and implements 28 
U.S.C. 530B pertaining to ethical standards for attorneys for the 
Government. Under that provision, an attorney for the Government shall 
be subject to State laws and rules, and local Federal court rules 
governing attorneys in each State where such attorney engages in that 
attorney's duties, to the same extent and in the same manner as other 
attorneys in that State. This rule fulfills the Attorney General's 
obligation under section 530B and provides guidance to all Department 
of Justice employees who are subject to section 530B regarding their 
obligations and responsibilities under this new provision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/19/99                    64 FR 19273
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/21/99
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Claudia J. Flynn, Director, Professional Responsibility 
Advisory Office, Department of Justice, Suite 500, National Theatre 
Building, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-0458
Fax: 202 353-7491

RIN: 1105-AA67
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1740. CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT AMENDMENTS OF 
2000; AMENDMENTS CONTAINED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS 
AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2002

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2210 note, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act; 
PL 106-245, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000; PL 
106-553; PL 107-273, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations 
Act

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 79

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 6, 2001.

Abstract: Several recent legislative enactments have revised provisions 
of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, both procedurally and 
substantively. Many of the revisions have required the issuance of 
proposed regulations for public notice and comment--other revisions 
have been technical in nature and have been implemented in a final 
rulemaking.
On November 2, 2002, the President signed the 21st Century Department 
of Justice Appropriation Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107-273). Section 
11007 of Public Law 107-273 contains amendments to the Radiation 
Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), that are technical in nature. 
Although conforming changes need to be made to the regulations 
implementing RECA to reflect those technical changes, Public Law 107-
273 does not impose a deadline for issuing regulations implementing the 
changes.
On August 7, 2002, the Department issued two related rulemakings to 
implement amendments to RECA, enacted on July 10, 2000. The first is a 
final rule (CIV 100) which made changes consistent with the 2000 law. 
This final rule expands the list of diseases that are compensable for 
``downwinder'' and ``onsite participant'' claimants; eliminates smoking 
distinctions; amends the list of geographical areas to provide 
additional radiation-affected areas for ``downwinder'' claimants; 
modifies the burden of proof for purposes of claims processing; allows 
claimants who have previously been denied compensation to file up to 
three times; and makes other technical revisions consistent with the 
changes to the law. As a result of the passage of Public Law 107-273 on 
November 2, 2002, this final rule requires additional revisions.
The second rulemaking issued on August 7, 2002, is a proposed rule (CIV 
101). The public comment period which initially closed on October 7, 
2002, was extended for an additional period. That period expired on 
January 27, 2003. Over 100 comments were received by the Department. 
The proposed rule describes the expanded population of eligible uranium 
mine workers created by lowering the radiation exposure threshold for 
miners; identifies the new uranium mining states with respect to which 
miners may be eligible for compensation; includes provisions for 
compensation to aboveground miners; sets forth employment eligibility 
criteria for the new claimant categories (millers and ore 
transporters); describes the documentation that would be required to 
establish proof of employment in a uranium mine or mill or as an ore 
transporter; describes the medical documentation necessary to establish 
the existence of renal cancer and chronic renal disease; and revises

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the provision concerning representation of claimants before the 
Department with respect to claims brought under the Act. As with the 
final rule discussed above, passage of Public Law 107-273 on November 
2, 2002, requires additional revisions to this proposed rule.
In light of the further technical changes that need to be made to 
implement Public Law 107-273, the Department intends to issue one final 
rule that will accomplish several goals: (1) Requisite technical 
revisions will be made to CIV 100 consistent with Public Law 107-273; 
(2) discuss comments received on the proposed rule (CIV 101); and (3) 
reflect relevant changes made by the Department in connection with 
those comments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

CIV 100 - Technical Amendments  Final Action 08/07/02 (67 FR 51422)

CIV 101 - Expansion of Coverage  NPRM 08/07/02 (67 FR 51440)  NPRM 
Comment Period End 10/07/02  NPRM Extension of Comment Period End 01/
27/03  Final Action 06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dianne S. Spellberg, Senior Counsel, Department of 
Justice, Room 3123, 1425 New York Avenue NW, Civil Division, Torts 
Branch, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 616-4129
Fax: 202 616-4313
Email: dianne.spellberg@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1105-AA75
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1741. DNA SAMPLING OF FEDERAL OFFENDERS UNDER THE USA PATRIOT ACT OF 
2001

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 509; 28 USC 510; 42 USC 14132; 41 USC 14135a; 
42 USC 14135b; 10 USC 1565; PL 106-546

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 28

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 18, 2001, Determination of 
qualifying Federal offenses.
Final, Statutory, June 17, 2001, Commencement of collection of DNA 
samples.

Abstract: Section 3 of Public Law 106-546, the DNA Analysis Backlog 
Elimination Act of 2000 (the Act), requires the collection of DNA 
samples from certain categories of Federal offenders. In addition, the 
Act details the responsibilities of the Bureau of Prisons and Federal 
probation offices to collect DNA samples from offenders in their 
custody or supervision, and the responsibility of the FBI to analyze 
and index DNA samples.
On June 28, 2001, the Department of Justice published an interim rule 
to implement section 3 and related provisions of Public Law 106-546, 
the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 (66 FR 34363; June 28, 
2001). That rule, in part, specified the federal offenses that are 
treated as ``qualifying Federal offenses'' for purposes of collecting 
DNA samples from federal offenders.
Subsequent to the publication of that interim rule, Congress enacted 
Public Law 107-56, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing 
Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA 
PATRIOT Act) Act of 2001. Section 503 of the USA PATRIOT Act added 
three new categories of qualifying Federal offenses for purposes of DNA 
sample collection: (1) Any offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) of 
title 18, United States Code; (2) any crime of violence (as defined in 
section 16 of title 18, United States Code); and (3) any attempt or 
conspiracy to commit any of the above offenses. Section 503 authorized 
the Attorney General to determine which offenses are included in these 
additional categories. The purpose of this proposed rule is to revise a 
section of the existing regulations, 28 CFR 28.2, to add the offenses 
in these three new categories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/28/01                    66 FR 34363
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      08/27/01
NPRM                            03/11/03                    68 FR 11481
NPRM Comment Period End         04/10/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David J. Karp, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice, 
Office of Legal Policy, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 4503, 
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-3273

RIN: 1105-AA78
_______________________________________________________________________




1742. [bull] MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANNUITY BROKERS IN CONNECTION 
WITH STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-273, sec 11015

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 2, 2003.

Abstract: This rule implements section 11015(a) of Public Law 107-273, 
the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization 
Act, which was enacted on November 2, 2002. Section 11015(a) provides: 
``Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Attorney General shall establish a list of annuity brokers who meet 
minimum qualifications for providing annuity brokerage services in 
connection with structured settlements entered by the United States. 
This list shall be updated upon request by any annuity broker that 
meets the minimum qualifications for inclusion on the list. The 
Attorney General shall transmit such list, and any updates to such 
list, to all United States Attorneys.'' The rule sets forth the minimum 
qualifications for an annuity broker to be included on the list and the 
procedures to be followed by individual annuity brokers who desire to 
be listed.
To be considered for inclusion on the initial list to be transmitted to 
all United States Attorneys, annuity brokers must submit the 
Declaration set forth on the Civil Division web site to the Department 
of Justice's Torts Branch at the address provided below by no later 
than April 24, 2003. (A copy of the Declaration is also included as an 
appendix to this rule, but will not be included in the Code of Federal 
Regulations, as it may be revised later. The most current version of 
the Declaration will be available for download on the Civil Division's 
web site.) Submissions received after April 24, 2003, will be 
considered for inclusion in the next update of the list. The list will 
be revised periodically, but not more often than twice every calendar 
year, beginning with calendar year 2004.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/15/03                    68 FR 18119
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/14/03
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth L. Zwick, Director, Office of Management 
Programs, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Room 3140, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-4552
TDD Phone: 888 560-8044

RIN: 1105-AA82
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions


Legal Activities (LA)



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1743. WAIVER FOR FIREARM PROHIBITION ON NONIMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 25

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frank A.S. Campbell
Phone: 202 514-2283

RIN: 1105-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




1744. ENHANCED NOTICE AND RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR OWNERS OF SEIZED 
PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THE CAFRA OF 2000; DISPOSITION OF SEIZED PROPERTY 
TOO COSTLY TO MAINTAIN; CONSOLIDATION OF DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 274; 21 CFR 1316; 28 CFR 8 (Revision); 28 CFR 9 
(Revision)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Hieronymus
Phone: 202 307-7636

Maury V. Taylor
Phone: 202 324-9700

RIN: 1105-AA74
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions


Legal Activities (LA)



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1745. ESTABLISHMENT OF MINIMUM SAFETY AND SECURITY STANDARDS FOR PRIVATE 
COMPANIES THAT TRANSPORT VIOLENT PRISONERS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 20 CFR 97

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/26/02                    67 FR 78699

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lizette D. Benedi
Phone: 202 514-3824

RIN: 1105-AA77
_______________________________________________________________________




1746. SCREENING OF ALIENS AND OTHER DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS SEEKING 
FLIGHT TRAINING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 105

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/13/03                     68 FR 7317
Final Action Effective          03/17/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Keith E. Halsey
Phone: 703 414-9535

RIN: 1105-AA80
_______________________________________________________________________




1747. GUIDELINES FOR THE CAMPUS SEX CRIMES PREVENTION ACT AMENDMENT TO 
THE JACOB WETTERLING CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN AND SEXUALLY VIOLENT 
OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Guidelines                10/25/02                    67 FR 65598

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: David J. Karp
Phone: 202 514-3273

RIN: 1105-AA81


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Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Office of Justice Programs (OJP)



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1748. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ON TRIBAL LANDS GRANT PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13701 et seq

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs is issuing this second Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the title and the definitions of 
``Indian tribe'' and ``construction'' within 28 CFR part 91, subpart C 
(which outlines the requirements and procedures to award grants to 
Indian tribes for constructing jails on tribal lands for the 
incarceration of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction). Congress 
has mandated a new definition of ``Indian tribe,'' and with this 
broader definition Federal funds through the Office of Justice Programs 
are now available to a larger universe of tribal entities. The 
amendment to the definition of ``construction'' is simply to expand and 
clarify the existing definition, to assist applicants and grantees in 
better understanding the allowable scope a project may take.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/24/96                    61 FR 49969
Correction                      10/18/96                    61 FR 54333
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/24/96
Second NPRM                     06/00/03
Second NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Philip Merkle, Special Advisor to the Director, 
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Correction Program 
Office, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 305-2550

RIN: 1121-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




1749. PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' BENEFITS PROGRAM

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3711 et seq

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Justice Assistance will be proposing a major, 
substantive revision of the existing regulations (28 CFR part 32) that 
govern the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program, to 
streamline all aspects of the program and relieve claimants of 
administrative burdens no longer deemed necessary. Further, the program 
will need to change as BJA moves into a paperless, electronic, Web-
based application/review/payment program. The proposed revised 
regulations will affect all components of the program: Death benefits, 
disability benefits, education benefits, and the related administrative 
components governing hearing officers and independent medical 
examinations. As the result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist 
attacks, the PSOB program is expected to make awards totaling more than 
$100 million this year.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Camille Cain, Deputy Director for Programs, Department 
of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 
810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 616-6500

RIN: 1121-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




1750. CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3711

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this regulation is to assure that all criminal 
intelligence systems operating through support under the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 are used as authorized by law. 
This revision of 28 CFR part 23 updates the regulation for modern 
technological advances, extends the use of criminal intelligence 
systems for public safety purposes, and is drafted in plainer language.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Alan M. Fisher, Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Room 5341, Office of the General 
Counsel, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531-0001
Phone: 202 616-3540
Fax: 202 307-1419
Email: fisheral@ojp.usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA59
_______________________________________________________________________




1751. VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT (VOCA) PROGRAM REGULATIONS FOR THE VICTIM 
COMPENSATION GRANT PROGRAM AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 10604, sec 1407(a), Victims of Crime Act

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds are obtained from the Crime 
Victims Fund in the U.S. Treasury, which consists of fines, fees, and 
bond forfeitures from Federal offenders.
The program regulations for the Victim Compensation Grant Program 
provide the parameters under which State agencies may use these funds 
to reimburse crime victims directly for expenses related to crime. 
Expenses that must be covered are lost wages, medical and mental health 
costs, and funeral and burial costs. States, at their discretion, may 
cover loss of support, crime scene cleanup, and other such expenses.
The Victim Assistance Program Regulations provide the parameters under 
which State agencies may use these funds to award grants to government 
and nonprofit organizations to provide direct services to crime 
victims. Local programs include child abuse, homicide survivor, drunk 
driving, sexual assault, and domestic violence. More than three million 
crime victims are served through these grants.

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Costs to States are limited, as the VOCA grant provides for 
administrative costs for these programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

OJP-1350 VOCA: Program Regulations for Victim Compensation Grant 
Program  NPRM 08/00/03  NPRM Comment Period End 10/00/03

OJP-1405 VOCA Victim Assistance Program Regulations  NPRM 08/00/
03  NPRM Comment Period End 10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Carol Watkins, Director, Department of Justice, Office 
of Justice Programs, State Compensation and Assistance Division, 810 
7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 514-4696

RIN: 1121-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




1752. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 10603c, sec 1404c; PL 104-208, Victims of 
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will develop these 
regulations to implement the International Terrorism Victim 
Compensation Program provisions contained in the Victims of Trafficking 
and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 104-208), which directs 
OJP to carry out a program to compensate victims of acts of 
international terrorism that occur outside the United States, for 
expenses associated with that victimization.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Barbara Johnson, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Terrorism and International 
Victims Unit, Office for Victims of Crime, 810 7th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 307-5983

RIN: 1121-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage


Office of Justice Programs (OJP)



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1753. BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT ACTS OF 1998 AND 2000

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3796ll

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 14, 1998.

Abstract: The Bureau of Justice Assistance is publishing final 
regulations implementing the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts of 
1998 and 2000, which authorize BJA funds to eligible States, units of 
local government, and Indian tribes to purchase armored vests for use 
by law enforcement officers. This final rule reflects the revised 
process by which eligible jurisdictions may register, apply, and 
request funding under BJA's Internet-Based Bulletproof Vest Partnership 
Grant Program.
On September 23, 1998, BJA published an interim final rule, with a 
request for comments (63 FR 50759). The interim final rule established 
the process by which BJA would implement the Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Act of 1998. BJA did not receive any comments in 
response to the interim final rule. Nevertheless, BJA initiated 
numerous outreach efforts, in the form of focus groups and beta 
testing, to ensure that all affected parties had ample opportunity to 
review and participate in the program's design and development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/23/98                    63 FR 50759
Interim Final Rule Effective    09/23/98
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/23/98
Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Robert T. Watkins, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20053
Phone: 202 514-3447

RIN: 1121-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________




1754. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR THE VOI/TIS GRANT 
PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13701 et seq, as amended by PL 104-134; 42 USC 
4321 et seq; 40 CFR 1500 to 1508

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs is issuing this final rule to 
set forth the procedures that it and the States that are awarded 
Federal funds under the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-
Sentencing Grants Program must follow in order to comply with the 
environmental impact review procedures mandated by the National 
Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality's 
implementing regulations, and other related Federal environmental 
impact review requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/08/00                    65 FR 48592
Interim Final Rule Effective    08/08/00
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/10/00
Final Action                    12/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Philip Merkle, Special Advisor to the Director, 
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Correction Program 
Office, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 305-2550

RIN: 1121-AA52
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Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions


Office of Justice Programs (OJP)



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1755. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3344
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Fallowfield
Phone: 202 305-2534

RIN: 1121-AA57
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